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What Do YOU Think About John Punch?

HNN Special: Barack Obama's Slave Ancestor

  • Honor Sachs: Barack Obama’s “Slave” Ancestor and the Politics of Genealogy
  • Jeffrey B. Perry: There's No Basis for the Claims that John Punch was Indentured -- Or That His Comrades Were "White"
  • Pearl Duncan: John Punch Wasn't the First Slave in America -- Just the First Slave in the English Colonies
  • HNN Poll: What Do YOU Think About John Punch?
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  • Linda Heywood and John Thornton: Obama Slave-Ancestry Report Misses Mark (The Root)