Chris Rock's great-great-grandfather
Julius Caesar Tingman (or Tinghman), served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Within just a few months, Dr. Gates says, Julius was promoted to the rank of corporal. He died in 1917, Julius had gone from being a slave to a land owner.
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