Can you imagine thinking you are of Italian heritage and then finding that your family traces back to an enslaved man in 1644 Colonial America? Journalist Joe Mozingo finds that his ancestors are African and were an important part of the mixed-race societies of early America.

In "The Fiddler on Pantico Run," he lets you follow his search to meet black and white relatives and reveals how racial laws ended those mixed-race societies and encouraged the bigotry we suffer today. Fascinating.

Elaine Rushton, Edina

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