On a recent episode of PBS’s show Finding Your Roots, Critical Race Theorist (CRT) and former Black Panthers member Angela Davis was gobsmacked to discover she had an ancestor who came to America on the Mayflower.
“No, I can’t believe this,” the radical Marxist Davis told host and radical academic Henry Louis Gates Jr.. “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.
“Would you ever in your wildest dreams think that you may have been descended from the people who laid the foundation of this country?” Gates asked Davis, to which she responded “Never, never, never, never, never.”
Gates also revealed that Davis is a descendant of Stephen Darden, a drummer in the 4th Virginia Regiment in the 1770’s during the Revolutionary War. Darden reportedly moved to Georgia and became a slave owner.
“I always imagined my ancestors as the people who were enslaved. My mind and my heart are swirling with all of these contradictory emotions,” said a clearly traumatized Davis.