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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Re: what are the characteristics of a geeche?

I am glad you brought this up. I was unaware this was happening. Several classmates and I were discussing this today. One of them had been to Charleston and was broken-hearted to see that one of those islands off the South Carolina coast was completely converted into a golf course. It had been totally inhabited by African-Americans (Gullahs). He also told me that this particular island was known as the first island that the enslaved Africans saw once the slave ship neared South Carolina....the first island in sight. Do you know what I am talking about?

This is truly sad. I read an article recently about how Houston is totally destroying the Freetown community, a community found by African-Americans after slavery. Also, if you pay attention, gentrification is happening in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, etc. Black areas are being destroyed and being replaced with condos, etc. And many of these areas have a lot of our history bestowed in them. If people open their eyes, America is gradually bulldozing African-American history. We need to come together and do something!!!

Mel


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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