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First African American first lady? (Your input please)
JRM-2M6

Posted on 09/10/2004 7:49:12 PM PDT by JRM-2M6

Has any of you given any thought to this fact?

Teresa Heinz Kerry is the wife of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and the former wife of the late Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania. Heinz Kerry was born in Mozambique, the daughter of a Portuguese medical doctor. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa,

Mozambique Location : South-eastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania

So if John Kerry is elected , Teresa Heinz Kerry could rightfully claim to be the first "AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" a rich white women


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To: SandyInSeattle

NAME: Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry


21 posted on 09/10/2004 8:02:32 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: JRM-2M6

'Member Madeleine Albright's gaffe way back when describing a black African woman--"(Name)is the first African-American, er . . . African, African-American woman to . . ."


22 posted on 09/10/2004 8:03:17 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
So no, she could try to claim that but she would be soundly rejected.

Didn't seem to bother UOx42.

23 posted on 09/10/2004 8:09:10 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (The Democrats: 9/10 girlie-men in a 9/11 world)
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To: Mike Bates

I can't tell which one looks more First Ladylike!


24 posted on 09/10/2004 8:10:31 PM PDT by lyingisbetter ("Let's wait Kerry" or Let's go Bush")
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

And those are the only ones we know about!


25 posted on 09/10/2004 8:11:42 PM PDT by lyingisbetter ("Let's wait Kerry" or Let's go Bush")
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To: TBarnett34
Didn't seem to bother UOx42.

Well, no, you're right... but at least he had some personality. She's a shrew with a screw loose who never learned the fine art of strategic silence.

26 posted on 09/10/2004 8:13:22 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: JRM-2M6
What a load of tripe. Technically since scientists believe that life started in Africa, then I am an African-American several centuries removed.
Since I was born here that also makes me a Native-American.
Momma T's ancestors, having been slave owners in Africa makes her the first slave owner 1st lady of the last 2 centuries.
27 posted on 09/10/2004 8:20:50 PM PDT by Brainhose (THINK OF THE KITTENS!)
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To: Mike Bates

Dear Master Bates, Don't vote, give both sides a break.


28 posted on 09/10/2004 8:22:28 PM PDT by Brainhose (THINK OF THE KITTENS!)
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To: JRM-2M6

Teresa Heinz Kerry will never occupy the White House.


29 posted on 09/10/2004 8:28:08 PM PDT by alnick (US forces armed with what? Spitballs??)
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To: JRM-2M6
Real Black First ladies. The short list
Momma T can't hold a candle to these ladies







30 posted on 09/10/2004 8:52:17 PM PDT by Brainhose (THINK OF THE KITTENS!)
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To: lyingisbetter

Yes, it is a close call, isn't it?


31 posted on 09/10/2004 9:15:39 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Yes, there's still time to buy my book.)
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To: Brainhose

These are all AMERICAN WOMEN who's ancestry is from Africa..and were a part of American culture. Being a white American male I grew up with most of these ladies and more than what is just pictured here.. Even Lena Horn...she was still around when I was a kid. I don't remember third from the top.


32 posted on 09/11/2004 1:36:54 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

I think that's Billie Holliday. Can't remeber if it's two Ls or one hehehe. If african-american is synonymous with black well they'd be more african-american than Mama T. When the term first came into usage, there were not a lot of African immigrants in America that it would cause any confusion. Even Eartha Kitt and Lena Horne aren't african-american, they're half white. I like American, it's a lot less confusing.


33 posted on 09/11/2004 2:20:33 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brainhose

Lovely pictures.


34 posted on 09/11/2004 2:22:20 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: JRM-2M6

I must confess I have given no thought to this fact.


35 posted on 09/11/2004 2:22:23 AM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: HitmanNY

LOL me neither till I read this thread. All I know is that Mama T has no class.


36 posted on 09/11/2004 2:23:17 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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