AMONG THOSE FAMOUS BLACK PEOPLE IN WORLD HISTORY WHOSE RACIAL IDENTITY IS KEPT HIDDEN OR QUESTIONED BY BIASED WHTE HISTORIANS

ALEXANDER DUMAS – AUTHOR OF THREE MUSKETEERS ET AL.

French General Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie a.k.a. Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806), fighting off the Austrian army, at the bridge of Clausen in Tyrol, on 17 January 1797. Illustration from French newspaper Le Petit Journal. May 26, 1912.

General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806) 

Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, also known as Alexandre Dumas, was a general in the French army and became one of the highest-ranking Black men of all time in a continental European army. Born in Saint-Domingue (Haiti), Alexandre Dumas was of mixed race, the son of a white French nobleman and an enslaved mother of African descent.

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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

Alexandre Dumas, was the son of Alexandre Davy de La Pailleterie, and the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and  The Three Musketeers. He’s regarded as one of the most widely read French authors of all time.

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About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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