Documentary linking white slave owner to Black relatives — including Elgin woman — to be screened for MLK Day

The documentary film 'Invented, Before You Were Born' follows the story of white siblings Jonathan and Rachel Knight, who discover they are the des...

January 6, 2023
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The documentary film 'Invented, Before You Were Born' follows the story of white siblings Jonathan and Rachel Knight, who discover they are the descendants of Kentucky slave owner Richard Bibb. The Knights confront their family history and it leads to meeting their relatives, the Black descendants of the people enslaved by the Bibb family, one of whom is Elgin resident Traci O'Neal Ellis, a former School District U-46 board member, Larkin High School alumna and daughter of Ron O'Neal, U-46′s first Black principal.

Gloria Casas