"The history of African-Americans has been shaped in part by two great journeys.
The first brought hundreds of thousands of Africans to the southern United States as slaves. The second, the Great Migration, began around 1910 and sent six million African-Americans from the South to New York, Chicago and other cities across the country ... The scientists concluded that most of the mingling between Africans and Native Americans took place soon after the first slaves arrived in the American colonies in the early 1600s. The European DNA in African-Americans, on the other hand, occurs in slightly longer chunks, indicating a more recent origin."
Who can guess why European Americans who live in the South now are more closely related to African-Americans in the North or West than to present-day African-Americans in the South?
After exploring my family history over the past couple of years, I developed a belief that everyone should know the truth of their DNA connections. Always having been the darkest of my sisters, and frequently questioned as the 'little Indian" when young, I now know that my mother's lineage does contain Shawnee, and my father's "Bulgarian" father was from dark Greek & MidEastern/Indian sourcing. No more imaginings for me!