Abeng Central

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Abeng Central is closing

Dear reader, After four years of reporting news stories on Maroon communities in the Americas, Abeng Central is shutting down. This is the final post. I hope you have enjoyed … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Plan to preserve Gullah/Geechee culture comes together

Source:  Augusta Chronicle On the sea islands of the Southeast where the descendants of enslaved people have dwelled for generations, a plan is nearly complete to help preserve their unique … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Black Seminole festival of the Gullah/Geechee nation to be held August 2010

The Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festivalâ„¢ is the national festival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Each year it goes to a different area within the Gullah/Geechee Nation or an … Continue reading

June 4, 2010

Our land before we die: the proud story of the Seminole Negro

Source: Jeff Guinn for FortTours.com One day in summer 1994, writer Jeff Guinn headed to Brackettville, Texas, to write a newspaper story on the little-known past of the Seminole Negro, … Continue reading

January 8, 2009

Florida’s Forgotten Rebels: rediscovering the most successful slave revolt in American history

Source: Amy Sturgis, Reason Online John Horse’s story feels like an answer to every Hollywood studio’s wish list: a mix of Spartacus, Braveheart, Amistad, and Glory, with just a pinch … Continue reading

June 5, 2008

Charles Emily Wilson speaks on Texas Seminole Scouts

Source: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage of the Smithsonian Institution. Find article here. Charles Emily Wilson was a founding member and head of the Seminole Scout Association in Brackettville, … Continue reading

April 8, 2008