Black History Month A Secret Comes To Life: Local Historian Discovers Unknown About Relative

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By Tracy Allen
CALL Staff Writer

‘Little White Lie’ Pushes Historian To Find The Truth

By Tracy Allen
CALL Staff Writer

For five generations local historian David W. Jackson’s family has identified themselves as Caucasian. But Jackson knew there was more to it than either his parents or grandparents or other relatives wanted to admit.
An entire century had gone by and as far as the Jackson family was concerned, there was no need to research an unknown that some felt wasn’t there.
But as an inquisitive 11-year-old living in Florida with his mother at the time, Jackson always was interested in genealogy and that included finding out his own roots as a Caucasian pre-teen. Of course, the family secret that no one wanted to talk about, or admit, was something that Jackson felt he had to uncover.

 

 

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