Famous Families
One of the early roots of the film "Secret Daughter" was FRONTLINE's research into the growing debate over racial classification and the social phenomenon commonly known as "passing." Mario deValdes y Cocom, an historian of the African diaspora, researched some of history's more interesting examples of mixed racial heritage:

Allessandro de Medici
Giulia and Giulia's Portrait

A Medici "Impressa" or Emblem

England's Queen Charlotte

Pushkin
Peter Ustinov


Guillaume Guillon Lethiere

Black
Cheswell
Newell
Battis
Boston
Elding

Staffords
Gibson
Locklear
Pendarvis
Drigger
Galphin
Fairfaxes
Greenstead
Johnson
Timrod
Darnall

Van Salees

Pico
Yturria
Bush

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