Skip to comments.First African American first lady? (Your input please)
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
NAME: Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry
'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 . . ."
Didn't seem to bother UOx42.
I can't tell which one looks more First Ladylike!
And those are the only ones we know about!
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.
Dear Master Bates, Don't vote, give both sides a break.
Teresa Heinz Kerry will never occupy the White House.
Yes, it is a close call, isn't it?
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.
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.
I must confess I have given no thought to this fact.
LOL me neither till I read this thread. All I know is that Mama T has no class.
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