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Re: proposed comic book - "History of the Mulatto"

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  • Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler
    Hmmn. Interesting. My family hails from Kentucky, and the mix was White (Irish) man and (my Uncle s word s) Mostly Native woman. But there s more Irish and
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 26, 2006
      Hmmm. Interesting. My family hails from Kentucky, and the mix was
      White (Irish) man and (my Uncle's word's) mostly Native woman.
      But there's more Irish and English in my family from other sources.
      I'm a quarter Cherokee, my Dad was half Cherokee
      and West-Indian/Black from out of Brooklyn, New York.


      j s <creolescience@...> wrote:
      Good point - in fact when researching famous mixed
      people I found that a lot had fathers directly from Africa.

      Though my focus will be predominantly on the American mulatto
      whose background is pretty much grounded in slavery I will
      address Free People of Color and immigrant mulattoes as well

      Interestingly, a friend of mine in Europe says that the usual mix
      is an African born or 1st generation mom and a European dad.
      She says its more rare to see a black man with a white woman

      "Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler" <golanv1@yahoo. com> wrote:
      This is great, Jeff. Glad to hear you're doing this.

      I would love for *someone* to make the point that not all of us who
      are Multi-generationall y mixed are so because of a slave owner in the
      family. In my case, my Mother's great-Grandfather (maternal side) was
      Irish, her great Grandmother was mostly Native. Neither were slave owners.


      In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
      j s <creolescience@ ...> wrote:

      I am working on an all-ages ( say 6th grade and up ) short graphic
      novel depicting the general history of the mulatto in the new world. I
      will use the broad definition of mulatto as a person who is mixed
      black and white as opposed to the strict bi-racial / 50-50 definition.

      In it I plan on including the slave trade, the one-drop rule,
      history of the Creoles and tri-racial isolates, the early civil-rights
      movement (which was basically created and led by mulattoes), the
      Harlem Renaissance as well as the modern developing "mixed-race movement".

      If anyone has any areas they feel need to be stressed or ideas
      please feel free to write me directly.


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