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Person of color

The term "person of color" is today primarily used in the United States to describe any person who is not considered white. The term encompasses all non-white people, emphasizing common experiences of systemic racism. The term may also be used with other collective categories of people such as "communities of color", "men of color", and "women of color". The term "colored" was originally equivalent in use to the term person of color, but usage of the appellation "colored" in the Southern United States gradually came to be restricted to "negroes", and is now considered a racial pejorative.

This project is a place to collect Geni profiles of people identified and documented as FPOC (Free Person of Color) because of their historical and social significance, to remember their lives with the honor and respect too often denied them in their lifetime.


Although there is no path currently in Geni showing a kinship connection between the families of Artemis Wires and Emmanuel Driggers, one of Artemis' direct descendants has DNA matches to the surname Driggers and has an inlaw path to Emmanuel Driggers via Old Cheraw lines, as well as DNA matches to descendants of the Chavis family. Hopefully as Geni connections continue to be made, the relationship between these lines will become more clear.