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Vanessa Willaims Who do you think you are? Jim Crow and today (Must watch show)
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Edited on Fri Feb-04-11 09:03 PM by 2Design

One side of her ancestry (Tennessee) had a black (probably born into slavery) who was the first in state congress but it all changed as the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, and literacy test were put in place to NOT allow voting by blacks and poor.

It is just fascinating to see history through real people's life

The civil war made things better before they got worse by similar people as today making sure CERTAIN people could not vote or be in power. These same people and mindset is in action today.

Her other side of the family from New York the great grandfather was born as a FREE man and had never been a slave and joined the Colored Regiment in fighting in the Civil War

The similarities of the times of then and now are what blare out at me in seeing this same ignorance and hate.
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  -Vanessa Willaims Who do you think you are? Jim Crow and today (Must watch show) 2Design  Feb-04-11 09:00 PM   #0 
  - O.K., I'll K&R this #1 n/t  UTUSN   Feb-04-11 09:06 PM   #1 
  - Williams once related an experience in a restaurant where she was at a buffet  DailyGrind51   Feb-04-11 09:14 PM   #2 
  - Not only was her NY born great great grandfather never a slave, his wife was white!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-04-11 10:30 PM   #3 
  - loved the revelations that come from these and very glad show is back  2Design   Feb-04-11 10:57 PM   #6 
     - First I must correct one thing! Vanessa Williams grew up in Chappaqua, and still lives there. That's  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-05-11 12:42 PM   #13 
        - thanks for update - I grew up in Westchester for my informative years  2Design   Feb-05-11 03:50 PM   #14 
  - Couldn't believe she didn't know about Jim Crow ...  BOHICA12   Feb-04-11 10:30 PM   #4 
  - I feel like I walked into a meeting ten minutes late.  Buzz Clik   Feb-04-11 10:46 PM   #5 
  - TV show on NBC about ancestry where celebs are shown finding their roots  2Design   Feb-04-11 10:59 PM   #7 
  - I normally don't watch it  MikeE   Feb-04-11 11:32 PM   #8 
  - the laws against interracial marriage I believe came later push by  2Design   Feb-05-11 12:41 AM   #9 
  - It may be re-broadcast Sunday at 7 PM Eastern  csziggy   Feb-05-11 01:08 AM   #10 
     - I never got to see Lisa Kudrow from last year - isn't that during the football game  2Design   Feb-05-11 02:10 AM   #11 
        - What football game? There is a game on Sunday?  csziggy   Feb-05-11 02:35 AM   #12 

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