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When I was comducting research on a preliminary thesis topic, I reviewed Georgia's #census records. Let me tell you what I found.
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#SoJustCensus
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I found records of interracial marriages between Cherokee women and African men where the census taker changed the wife's ethnicity to Negro after the marriage.
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#SaturdaySchool
In changing the ethnicity of the Indigenous Woman, the census-taker effectively reduced her status from 2nd class citizen (within the new United States of course) to non-existent.
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#SoJustCensus
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