Sunday, March 19, 2006

Let's Put It To a Vote

When Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.—now running for the U.S. Senate—declared that his paternal grandmother Vera Ford was white, that came as a surprise to some other family members, who were quite certain she was black.

[N]o one was more surprised -- and shocked and angry -- than Barbara Ford Branch, one of Vera's daughters and Harold Ford Sr.'s older sister.

She vehemently insists that her mother was black and is absolutely baffled as to why her nephew, Harold Jr., would try to rewrite his family's history.

But former U.S. representative Harold Ford Sr. says he's talked with the rest of his siblings and they all agree: Vera was white.

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