Category Gullah/Geechie

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. The dots—which represent individual slave ships—also correspond to the size of each voyage. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on […]

Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands! | Gullah/Geechee Nation

Anyone unable to attend the meeting has three other options for participating and submitting Scoping comments, starting with the BOEM PEIS website: This site includes a web-based mapping tool that allows the user to visualize the program areas and resource information, and create maps identifying specific areas or resources of concern. The maps and comments may be submitted […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

Jim Crow lynchings more widespread than first thought, report concludes | World news | The Guardian

“The trauma and anguish that lynchings and racial violence created in this country continues to haunt us and to contaminate race relations and our criminal justice system in too many places across the country,” it concluded. The report, titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, is the result of nearly five years […]

Africans in America/Part 4/”Diseases and Peculiarities”

If the white man attempts to oppose the Deity’s will, by trying to make the negro anything else than “the submissive knee-bender,” which the Almighty declared he should be, by trying to raise him to a level with himself, or by putting himself on an equality with the negro; or if he abuses the power […]

Little-known Black History Figures: Tunis Campbell – The Hilltop – The Student Voice of Howard University

Tunis Campbell, “An American who wanted to create a true color-blind democracy,” was a prominent African American who brought change to the black community, according to Freedom’s Shore by Russell Duncan. Some students are unaware of this historical figure because of the lack of publicity in the average American textbook. At a young age, Campbell […]

Fabrice Monteiro | Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery | Another Africa

Fabrice Monteiro | The first time I encountered images of slavery, I was about 9 years old. It was in a comic strip. I was shocked by the physical resemblance in those images to the people that surrounding me. It was only later, when I was older that my father told me about our family’s […]

Battle of Hampton and Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation: How fear of a slave revolt drew the South into the Revolutionary War

Then, on Oct. 26, 1775, the war crossed the Mason-Dixon line. The two sides exchanged fire at Hampton, Va., after patriots burned a beached British ship, the Liberty, to a charred-out shell. The Battle of Hampton lasted less than a day, with both sides retreating. But it set in motion a sequence of events that […]

Eric Garber: A Spectacle in Color: The Lesbian and Gay Subculture of Jazz Age Harlem

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a homosexual subculture, uniquely Afro-American in substance, began to take shape in New York’s Harlem. Throughout the so- called Harlem Renaissance period, roughly 1920 to 1935, black lesbians and gay men were meeting each other. street corners, socializing in cabarets and rent parties, and worshiping in church on […]

The Trial That Gave Vodou A Bad Name | Past Imperfect

Call that religion what you will—voodoo, vaudaux, vandaux, vodou the last of these is generally preferred today—Haiti’s history had long been intertwined with it. It had arrived in slave ships centuries earlier and flourished in backwoods maroon villages and in plantations that Christian priests never visited. In 1791, it was generally believed, a secret vodou […]

Remembering Rosewood – The Most Thorough Site

08/05/20 Four black men in McClenny are removed from the local jail and lynched for the alleged rape of a white woman. 11/02/20 Two whites and at least five blacks are killed in Ocoee in a dispute over voting rights. The black community of Ocoee is destroyed, 25 homes, 2 churches, and a Masonic Lodge. […]

Slavery and Emancipation | MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2013

Historically, the institution of slavery was the focus of a great deal of philosophical research. Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Locke, Rousseau, Paine, Wilberforce, Grotius, Pufendorf, Nietzsche, Marx, and many others, considered such topics as the definition of slavery, the rightness or wrongness of slavery, which sorts of people could or should be enslaved, […]

Disaster Preparedness and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change « Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Chicago URBAANE Conference lived up to what the acronym stands for-Urban Resolutions Bringing African Americans to Natural Environments because even in the midst of the city, CSU has a prairie on the campus and an aquaponics center. I won’t even go into the fact that folks were walking around with cowboy hats on all […]