October 1st, 2013
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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage month is celebrated in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
October is Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage month in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Beginning Tuesday, there are a number of events to draw attention to preserving the culture of the descendants of slaves on the sea islands and the coast of the Southeast. The corridor runs from south of Jacksonville, N.C. to south of Jacksonville, Fla. On Tuesday, a proclamation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal...
July 30th, 2013
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University of Maryland Anthropology Team
EASTON, Md. (AP) – Did the first free slaves live in Maryland and formed the nation's first free African-American community? Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland's Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation's first free African-American community. Historians say hundreds of free blacks once lived in the area, while...
June 3rd, 2013
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Denise P. Logan
Seventy-five years ago, Abel Meeropol wrote metaphoric lyrics for a famous by Billie Holiday. “Strange Fruit,” named one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording industry of America, dealt with lynchings, the ugliest and most violent expression of racism. Speaking of her painting, “Billie Sings,” artist Denise P. Logan says, “Billie Holiday made the song famous — a brave act considering the...
May 28th, 2013
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Ophelia Devore 01
Emory University will soon serve as the historic home of the life and times of cultural icon, Ophelia DeVore, every bit the female equivalent of noted Renaissance man Paul Robeson. In terms of serving as both a source of elegant inspiration and dogged determination, DeVore, more or less, owned the 20th century. Her career spanned some six decades, ranging from the worlds of modeling to business...
January 22nd, 2013
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Baby Dolls
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American ethnic values within the community, are on again. The troupes of women strutting and prancing in bonnets, garters, and skimpy or short, ruffled dresses on Fat Tuesday also are being spotlighted in a new book and museum exhibit that trace their history and modern rebirth. When the...


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