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[NY] Keeping African culture alive

Keeping African culture alive at the Gullah Festival
by ALTON H. MADDOX JR.
Originally posted 6/8/2006

To make sense out of the 2006 Gullah Festival in Beaufort, SC over the Memorial Day weekend, I had to pull these tools out of my bag: Legal history, African culture and critical thinking and legal reasoning. Racial epithets were running amuck at this African festival. It could have easily been 1906. White supremacy is still alive and kicking.
There were at least three reported incidents in which descendants of enslaved Africans were either denied the right to enjoy public accommodations or were harassed for exercising rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 including eating at restaurants affected by interstate commerce. Blacks are witnessing the future nation-wide.


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