This story is absolutely startling and at the same time amazing. J Edgar Hoover, the man who despised Dr. King and was not a supporter of the Civil Right’s Movement, is mixed. Yes ladies and gentleman, J. Edgar Hoover is a NEGRO.
This man hated his African ancestry so much that he passed for white. Millie L. McGhee, is black women who is an educator in California. She remembers as a child that her older relatives told her that they were decedents of the Hoover family, and as an adult she decided to do more research. She found a genealogist her assisted her and their findings were mind blowing. This man who appeared to be against anything that advanced the African American was indeed black himself.
It’s all in her book: “Secrets Uncovered, J. Edgar Hoover Passing For White?” I know this book has been out for a while but its worth talking about.
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