Obama related to country’s first enslaved man

Jul 31 2012

President Barack Obama arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Monday, July 30, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America–which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama.

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