Melungeon Heritage group receives grant for gathering
The Melungeons are a group of mixed ethnic ancestry first documented in northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia in the early 19th century. Most researchers have presumed the Melungeons originated in Virginia and the Carolinas during the colonial era from a mixture of European, African, and Native American forebears. Legend and folklore, however, have ascribed a variety of exotic possibilities for their origins.
Updated Nov 30, 2016 at 5:52 PM