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Eventually successful

by Michael Polzella
Millie-Christin McKoy

We’ve all heard of Eng and Chang Bunker – the Siamese twins – who became famous and called North Carolina home. But there was another set of conjoined twins who never became as well-known because they were born into slavery.

In 1851 Millie-Christine McKoy were born on the Whiteville plantation of Jabez McKoy. Bought and sold several times, they were eventually bought by a promoter in Boston and taken on tour. After the Civil War, they continued touring throughout the United States and Europe.

Eventually financially well off, they bought the plantation where they were born and built a house.

Ron Smith, APR, S&A Communications

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