Thursday, June 12, 2003

Woman's studies and the Melungeons

A conference will be held later this month in Middlesboro, KY, called "Melungeon Women: Filling the Gap," as reported here.

My dad thinks that some of his cousins are Melungeons, and used to read everything he could find on them and send articles to me from time to time, but now the literature is so extensive it's not possible to stay informed. I myself am apparently not a Melungeon, but you never know. One theory of Melungeons named "Miner" is that they were Portuguese Jews who came to America from Barbados, as stated here by Dr. Brent Kennedy.

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