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Effort Afoot to Preserve Historic AME Church in Rice Kingdom

The Star News published a story highlighting efforts by the North Carolina Land Trust to preserve the historic Reaves Chapel AME church. The chapel dates to the 1880s in the Cape Fear Region known as Navassa. Navassa is a collection … Continue reading

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The Daise’s Career as Gullah Educators and Artists Continues

I have had the privileged of meeting Ron and Natalie Daise. They are consummate performers. To be that would be enough, but each has additional skills and callings. Natalie has become an artist of Lowcountry ad Gullah themed paintings. Ron … Continue reading

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Sandy Island, Gullah Culture and Rice Culture

The South Strand News covered the Friends of the Waccamaw Library’s program on Sandy Island in Georgetown County, SC. The wonderful historian Lee Brockington of Hobcaw Barony led the program. If you don’t know much about Sandy Island the article, … Continue reading

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The New ‘Green Book’ for South Carolina

The original Negro Travelers’ Green Book form 1936 served as a travel guide for African Americans navigating the Jim Crow South. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission has created a new, Green Book of South Carolina, appropriately updated to … Continue reading

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The Rice Kingdom and Trinidad’s Merikans

Last December I had the great pleasure of taking part in the inaugural Hill Rice Symposium in Trinidad that Francis Morean organized. The occasion also marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Merikans to Trinidad. A Hill Rice … Continue reading

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Geechee Recognition in Florida

The Gullah/Geechees in the northeast corner of Florida get much less attention than those in Georgia and South Carolina. This piece from St. Augustine shows that the Gullah-Geechee Corridor is having an effect there too. Wherever Geechee are you also … Continue reading

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Rice Culture in the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Appropriately for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture the rice kingdom is well represented. Several objects from rice plantations are featured including a full slave cabin from Edisto Island. Among the most poignant is the famous, … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman in the Rice Kingdom

I remember reading a short biography of Harriet Tubman in middle school. She amazed me and was the first person I read about who fought against slavery. Source: Creative Commons This week’s announcement that Tubman will grace the $20 bill … Continue reading

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Parker Reports on Slavery at Lowcountry Sites

Adam Parker had a great piece reviewing the changes and improvement to the depth and breadth of slavery interpretation at Rice Kingdom historic sites.

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Middleburg Plantation Changes Hands

What is rice plantation worth these days? It’s not so easy a question to answer given all the variables in play. How many acres? Is there an existing house or other structures? What types of easements might exist? Is it … Continue reading

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