Beto's Ancestors Owned Slaves

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Published on July 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:33s

Beto's Ancestors Owned Slaves

On Sunday, Beto O’Rourke said that he and his wife, Amy, are descended from people who owned slaves.

Beto made the revelation in a post on Medium.com He said he was recently given documents showing that a paternal great-great-great grandfather of his owned slaves in the 1850s.

According to Politico their names, Rose and Eliza, were listed among the man’s possessions on a property log.


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