Monday, April 23, 2012

US president's father in UK's colonial dossiers

One pretty interesting discovery in the recently released colonial files in London is that Obama's father was 'reported'. In May last year, the US president revealed that there are Irish elements in his family tree. The republic in North America was established in an anti-colonial war which finally liberated the thirteen settlements from 'London''s  reign. In 1814, British troops returned and set fire in Washington D. C. and damaged, among other public properties, the White House. Between 1861 and 1865, a civil war broke out in the United States that ended with the emancipation of Black slaves. 'Racial segregration in the US was abolished in 1965 after a huge protest led by Martin Luther King whose birthday is now marked as a federal public holiday in the 'USA.