Many may already know that the famous General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was Black due to his biographical, “The Black Count.” These others, however, may astound even the most literal African historian. My fondness for Carol Channing did not stop my eyelids from fluttering. Click on our source link for the full list of 12. Charlotte, North Carolina may suffer an exodus after this read.
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.