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Most Americans with deep roots in frontier-era America share a substantial “non-white” ancestral legacy. This “non-white” ancestry has been largely forgotten, hidden, or ignored, due to the centuries-old American racial caste system.

Put more simply, many Americans are not who they think they are. 

Understanding the contemporary character of a nation’s people is impossible without an accurate picture of the past… 

Before We Were White makes podcasts exploring American history and identity through stories, folklore, documentation, and other fact-based evidence. 

BWWW is researched, written and produced by Brian Halpin. 

BWWW maintains an on-site media library, as well as a social media discussion forum for those who support our work. BWWW was launched in Autumn 2020.