Below are two videos that illustrate the courage of Robert Smalls in the Gullah Geechee history.
Vladimir Duthiers visits a burgeoning ecotourism community in Sierra Leone.
Vladimir Duthiers explores Sierra Leone's history as a slave outpost as well as its hope for the future.
This is the final part of a Black History special WJLA-TV Washington did in 1991 on the connections between Africans in Sierra Leone and African Americans in South Carolina and Georgia. Reporter Sam Ford won an Emmy Award for the production.
Meanwhile, the Gullah Society plans to take a trip to Sierra Leone. Stay tuned in our blog to find out more on this highly anticipated trip!
We are connected to Sierra Leone. Calvin represents the genius that was brought to the New World with our enslaved African ancestors. Let us learn about, respect, and always acknowledge that genius. Up you mighty people, the world still needs your gifts of genius and brilliance!
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Dr. O appears in the video concerning a paranormal investigation at the Old Jail in Charleston, SC . He shares his ancestors' respect about the living spirit world.
NBC News Correspondent Ron Allen journeys to Bunce Island off the coast of Sierra Leone. Bunce Island was once a slave trading fortress, which served as the beginning of a tragic journey for tens of thousands of Africans transported across the Atlantic into slavery in the United States. One African-American family, the Martins, was able to trace its roots two and a half centuries back to the island and to a little girl named Priscilla who was sold into slavery when she was 10 years old.
During the transatlantic slave trade in 1756, a 10-year-old girl by the name of Priscilla was kidnapped in Sierra Leone, west Africa and brought to Bunce Island, one of the most notorious slave trading fortresses in the world. NBC’s Ron Allen takes a tour of the island with American history professor, Joe Opala.
Tour the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York City with the students from the Bushwick High School and the Sankofa Community Empowerment Organization. Also joining them is Nate Parker.
This is an excerpt from "Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation":
"Resurrecting Love" documents the powerful racial conflict over the right to visit cemeteries and to know your ancestors. This work in progress follows two women, one black, one white, as they rally the community to fight a large timber corporation and in the process change the face of Texas history. "Resurrecting Love" shows us how a diverse group of people can come together to heal the deep racial divisions that still threaten to tear our country apart.
The film grew out of China Galland's book, "Love Cemetery", Unburying the Secret History of Slaves (HarperOne). The book ignited a controversy about people being able to get into cemeteries throughout Texas which then set off an investigation by the State Attorney General's Office. As a consequence, new legislation was passed making it a criminal offense to deny people reasonable access to cemeteries in Texas. Nonetheless, this widespread problem continues in Texas and across the U.S. today.
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China Galland's Website: http://www.chinagalland.com/
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