Little Richard

Anna Bleker

Photo by Anna Bleker

Birth Name: Richard Wayne Penniman

Place of Birth: Macon, Georgia, United States

Date of Birth: December 5, 1932

Ethnicity: African-American

Little Richard is an American musician and actor.

Little Richard’s paternal grandparents were Walter Penniman (the son of Morris Penniman and Patsy Billingsley/Barron) and Ella Middlebrooks (the daughter of Jordan Middlebrooks and Emily). Morris was the son of The Rev. Elijah Penniman and Nancy. Patsy’s mother was named Julia.

Little Richard’s maternal grandparents had the surnames “Stewart” and “Veal”.

Source: Genealogy of Little Richard –


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. multiethnic says:

    Little Richard is part Native American. I know someone from the community/area he originated from and that region has a lot of blacks of Native American ancestry stemming from Cherokee who owned black slaves. Thus, many don’t even claim the ancestry, but it’s evident in the physical traits of many.

  2. Anon says:

    He also has Native American and has been vocal about it.

  3. Fuzzybear says:

    Shut upppppppp!

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