It started with a hunch but had turned into something else. Traci Wilson-Kleekamp knew that the answers lay in the census records she’d been looking over. The papers had been by her side for the past three weeks — the car, work, her bedroom, the bathroom. There was something she was missing.
But as she tried to sleep one night, two details jumped out at her. An ancestor, Clory Mundy, had two biracial daughters whose last names were Overton.
And there was a white man named Dudley W. Overton living next door to Mundy.
In that instant, Wilson-Kleekamp abandoned sleep. She got up from bed, brushed her teeth, made her way to her office and spent the rest of the night on the Internet learning everything she could about the neighbor, Dudley Overton. READ MORE