Whilst researching for her family tree Lisa uncovers the 1860 diary of little Eliza Simpson,who helped Colonel Burns' slave Virgil escape to Canada but the diary ends abruptly and at the school project Milhouse informs her that Eliza in fact helped put Burns on Virgil's trail. Fortunately Grampa knows the true ending to the story,which accounts for why the Simpsons have Negro blood in them. Written by
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Did You Know?
Grandpa Abe Simpson mentions Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, for passing secret information about the US atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. See more
Actually a prochronism, Lisa's ancestor is shown living in a log cabin in mid-1800s Canada, but the Canadian flag shown outside is the red and white maple leaf design which wasn't invented until 1964 and didn't become official until 1965, a time difference of over 100 years. See more
I can't believe the Simpsons were descended from slave owners.
Me neither. For once, a Simpson in management.
Music by Calixa Lavallée
Lyrics by Adolphe-Basile Routhier See more