Anita Hill’s Ancestry Traces Back to New Boston
Bowie County (home to Texarkana, New Boston, and De Kalb, Texas) is one of only three known counties in America that documented the actual names of its enslaved residents in 1850. Everywhere else, they were only listed by age and gender.
As Henry Louis Gates, Jr. points out in an episode of “Finding Your Roots“ on PBS TV, that rare occurrence in New Boston, Texas, led to finding the ancestry of attorney, gender equality leader, and author Anita Hill. READ MORE.