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Re: Free, white and twenty-one

Posted by Bob on April 16, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Free, white and twenty-one posted by lewis on April 16, 2007

: : Ok ya'll. I googled this and find no reference. Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "free, white and twenty-one?" I think it's Southern US derivation.

: perhaps it is the opposite of "young gifted and black"?

: L

I googled it too, and got hundreds of references for the exact quote. I removed the quotation marks, and got 1,200,000 results.