Louisiana Code Noir
Also see About Dialect - 1724 Royal Edict about the Discipline of Slaves.
The Legacy of Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by the family of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, best known for advocating segregation.
Report: Sharpton descended from slaves owned by Strom Thurmond's relatives
Geneaologists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Obama's ancestors may have owned slaves
Democrat Barack Obama, who would be the first black president, whose white ancestors owned slaves, according to a genealogical researcher.