Former Black Panther Finds She’s Descendant Of Mayflower Settler

Angela Davis got a huge surprise!

  • Critical Race Theorist and former member of the Black Panthers Angela Davis was in disbelief when she found out that she had an ancestor who came to America on the Mayflower.
  • Davis, a figure in the Critical Race Theory movement, found out on a recent episode of PBS’s show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. that she is descended from a European settler who came to the New World on the Mayflower.
  • “No, I can’t believe this,” Davis said, shocked by the revelation. “My ancestors did not come here on the Mayflower.” She added, “That’s a little bit too much to deal with right now,” when she found out that she was descended from William Brewster, one of the 101 people who came to the colonies on the Mayflower in 1620.