North American Black ǀ African American
Black Texans are African Americans sampled in the state of Texas. Like other blacks in America, they usually also carry a high proportion of Caucasian or white ancestry and may additionally have American Indian. Bessie Coleman, the first African American female navigator, had a part-Cherokee father.
The Black – Texas population data represent a broad, national group of DNA samples from 151 African-American (African American) individuals. Samples were provided by University of North Texas Health Science Center. For more details on this population, see
African American Heritage
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Photo: Pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman was born in Texas and grew up in Indian Territory. Photo by National Air and Science Museum.
Source publication: Allele Frequencies for Nine STR Loci in African-Americans, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Bangladesh Populations, JFS, 1999, p1316-1318.