25 Sep 1962, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA --- James Meredith, the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, holds a newspaper as he attempts to register at the university
Melungeons girls. Melungeons are a mix of African American, White European, and Native American. (Usually Cherokee) They settled in Eastern Tennessee and Western NC. I have this in my ancestry on my mother's side.
May 23, 2012 Jack Goins photo with 1898 portrait of his step-great-great grandfather & great-great grandmother, at Hawkins Co. Archives Project, Rogersville, TN. Goins, of Melungeon descent, has researched Melungeon history for 40 yrs. A new DNA study from Journal of Genetic Genealogy found the Meleongeons to be offspring of sub-Saharan African men & white European women theorized to have been indentured servants in Virginia in the 1600's.