Celebrating Edward Gumbs of Shinnecock and African Heritage

Celebrating Edward Gumbs of Shinnecock and African heritage for our Bridging The Gap series curated by the creator of I Love Ancestry, in partnership with 50 Shades of BLACK.


The Shinnecock Nation is a federally recognized Native American Indian Nation, located on the East End of Long Island adjacent to the Town of Southampton. Federal recognition was achieved October 1, 2010, after thousands of years of documented history on Long Island, and 32 years of struggle with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As the 565th federal tribe, its banner has taken its place among other tribal flags at the U.S. Department of the Interior, BIA, Hall of Flags, Washington, D.C.

(c) Photo by Toba Tucker.


BRIDGING THE GAP: Contemporary Realities, Our Ancestral Past, & Our Liberated Future

This is from our personal story series curated by the creator of I Love Ancestry, in partnership with 50 Shades of BLACK featuring contemporary stories of people like YOU from around the world.

We personally invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and healing. Share your stories, find your voice, speak your truths.


Posted on February 28, 2015 and filed under Identity.