Genealogist Millie McGhee-Morris says she's related to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Oh, and she's black.
She recounted how she came home from school at age 12 and mentioned to her grandfather that her history class had talked about Hoover.
Millie McGhee-Morris said census and other records she found support her family's history that shows a link to J. Edgar Hoover.
Her grandfather told her that Hoover was his cousin. He told her to keep the secret of his black ancestry to herself or the whole family could be killed, she said. [Link]