Sat, 23 July 2011
Hello dear listeners and readers,
I must apologize for having made an incorrect statement in Episode 23, "Theatre Arts Hapa." I said that Alexander Pushkin's mother was Nigerian. I was wrong. In fact, she was Russian, and her grandfather, Abram Petrovich Gannibal (aka Abraham Hannibal), was black African--possibly from what is now Cameroon, possibly from Ethiopia, it's not certain where. But he was a page and then a general and friend to Peter the Great.
Pushkin was a person of mixed heritage who was proud of his black African ancestry. To listen to a fantastic podcast by two women with black and white heritage,
Thank you all for listening to our podcast and reading the blog!
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