Southern cuisine has deep roots in Africa. One of the most vibrant cultures contributing to the South’s identity was actually one that evolved from unintended diversity.
The Gullah Geechee is a distinct group descended from slaves brought from West Africa to the coastal areas of the South in the early 18th century. They were instrumental in building the wealth of the southern states for decades. However, when the Civil War loomed, and fearing anti-slavery retribution, many plantation owners moved inland for safety reasons, leaving slaves to fend for themselves on the coast islands. Out of this circumstance grew the Gullah Geechee culture, one with unique community, spirituality, farming, music, crafts and cuisine.
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The text is as follows:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Also, COMING SOON!! The launch of The Slavery Project by AntiquityNOW. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about this important new educational project.
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Tagged 13th Amendment, 150th Anniversary, abolition, abolition of slavery, AntiquityNOW, ratification, slavery, The Slavery Project
As we discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of In the Eye of the Beholder, The Slavery Project (TSP) is an ongoing, interactive series of modules that incorporates lesson plans along select historical plot lines detailing slavery in a particular society during a specific period. TSP is designed to provide students an immersive experience where a culture is explored according to the social, cultural, political and economic conditions of the time. Continue reading
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Tagged ancient history, ancient slavery, AntiquityNOW, history of slavery, slave ship, slavery, The Slavery Project, Triangular Trade, William Snelgrave
December 7, 2013 in Blog, Celebrities, Culture, Education, Human Rights, Politics, Public Life, War and Violence
Tagged ancient history, AntiquityNOW, apartheid, freedom, human rights, Nelson Mandela, slavery, South Africa