Confronting the Past: The First African Americans

I want you to meet someone.I want you to meet Babatunde.  That's not really his name---Babatunde is a Yoruba name meaning "Father Has Returned."  This man, one of our ancestors--was not Yoruba.  According to the caption in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural Hisotry, he lived in the mid-18th century near Annapolis, Maryland and he had …