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“He’s in the right place at the right time, and he’s the right age,” he said, adding that to this day, Bunch family members who appear white share the DNA profile of people in west Africa.

Mills said she was not surprised by the slavery link that came through the lineage of Obama’s white mother.

“There are many Americans discovering they have African ancestry. It’s something that is whispered, not something families want the world to know,” she said. “This is what is so fascinating about American history. You see how people felt in the past, and how we think about it today.”