BLACK HISTORY MONTH
I have a serious problem with this and yes I am Black. The only thing I actually like about Black History month is that it’s not being called “African American” History month. Because that would be “stupider”.
TWO REASONS IT SUCKS TO BE A SIAMESE TWIN
Your half could be perfectly healthy and the other half of you dies unexpectedly. Now you have to die too within an hour and its not even your fault that you have to die. It’s the other half that’s stuck to you. Even if you do an emergency separation surgery you still die because it will take too long to (a) separate you and (b) if you have shared organs you better hang it up! Man that is depressing just thinking about it.
2. PRISON TIME
Let’s say y’all are at the movies. The person on the other side of your connected twin is a biggo jerk who keeps rattling potato chip bags and popping plastic drink bottles and talking loudly on the phone, with the speaker phone, and the phone is lighting up with their picture, and they have on light up glasses in the theatre.
Your Siamese twin stabs and kills him because yall paid hard earned money to listen to the movie and not this fool and his phone and those glasses were just silly. NOW you’ve missed the movie, you got arrested, and you have to go to prison for murder and you didn’t even have nothing to do with it! You’re innocently connected. Aw that sucks!!
What does this have to do with Christine and Millie McCoy?
Nothing. I just thought about those things and figured I’d share my thoughts.
Why have we not heard about these black Siamese twins during black history month?
Because BHM is all about bashing and hashing and rehashing the victim/victimizer stereotype between white people and black people. Naming a month and continuing to pour the same dirty water on the same gas fire does nothing except keep the damaging fire going. Why not go ahead and put a fan next to it and watch it burn faster.
You can’t have black history month without white people. And you can’t have American history without black people. Never mind Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or anybody like that.
If black history month actually had some substance I wouldn’t have to have this website to expose what that month refuses to acknowledge!
Now that I got that out of my system
Christine and Millie McCoy
July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912
On a slave plantation in Welches Creek, North Carolina Jacob and Monimia McKoy had seven children before the Siamese twins showed up. The parents were African and mixed with Native and African. The girls were born fused at the base which caused them to be at a 90-degree angle to each other.
A showman bought them at 10 months old thus starting a lifetime of exhibiting their body. He eventually sold them for $1000. During their career of being bought and sold the highest recording price for selling them was $40,000.
They were in various road shows, Circuses, special engagements and Queen Victoria brought them to Buckingham Palace in 1871 to give them jewelry.
The twins pay was so high because patrons were charged extra, as high as fifty cents or more, just to see them.
They were billed as “the Carolina Twins” , “the celebrated African United Twins.” , “Two-Headed Girl”, “Two-Headed Nightingale,”
The twins learned five different languages. They played the guitar, the piano, sang and published poems and autobiography books.
When slavery ended in 1863 their pay increased to $600 a week.
In 1869 they wrote a final book called History and Medical Description of the Two-Headed Girl which boosted their popularity.
By the early 1900’s the girls weighed 170 pounds. Their popularity decreased and they went to live on a farm their father left them.
In 1912 Millie was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Christine was not. They had to go to a Sanitarium where Christine still was unaffected.
Millie succumbed to tuberculosis and Christine was still alive. They could not be separated while still alive. It was decided that Christine should be given large doses of Morphine to speed up her death which was imminent. After 17 hours and the governors approval to go through with the morphine Christine died.
In Whiteville North Carolina you will find their double grave with an inscription written about them.
So why is black history month ignoring them?
Because it does not fit their profile of victim/victimizer.