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Re: Black Plantation Laborers in Hawaii

Thanks Miles,

Eugene and Ruth Lasartamay were pretty heavy activists in their day. There's a photo of the couple that can be accessed at
Apparently along with being part of the spear-head for the preservation of Allensworth, Eugene was an author who wrote about Jack London's relationship with ex-slave Virginia Prentiss in California. I've also been admiring some of his photos of Hawaii which are being sold by
Although Eugene and Ruth's timeframes are more modern, it still gives some weight to my premise that the Black West had unique African descent elements that made a culture different from those Black cultures that arose from the Colonial northern and southern U.S. I'll try to find more of the Lasatarmay history. Allensworth sources might be a good place to search.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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