The impact of slavery on the Black American: My DNA
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Namibia —> that’s a loooong way south!
- Chad —> pretty far inland…
- Sierra Leone
And that’s not even the entire list. These are the results from my mother’s side, and do not include very much of my maternal grandfather’s DNA, as the test was done by my aunt, who does not carry a Y chromosome. My maternal grandfather was a Black Indian, though I never got to ask him which tribe. He was from Alabama, though. He was a bit of a prick who abandoned his family, so none of us talked to him much. I’m okay with that.
On my father’s side, I am only sure of Jamaica and India, but not of which areas in India. I’d ask my father to do the DNA test, but I don’t think he would. He’s a bit of a loon in much of his thinking. Maybe I’ll do it myself one day, and/or ask one of my brothers.
We’re talking about doing the DNA test so that our kids know more about their ancestry.