Prince Rivers Accepts the Colors

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Washington Course - Charleston

Photo available from The Charleston Preservation Society.

Slave Row - Port Royal Island

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Pension Card File of Shedrick Manago

Photo Courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington,D.C.

The Greaves Map of Mitchelville

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gloria Green to Lead Print and New Media Team

African American Genealogy with Fallon Green is excited to announce that Gloria Green will be managing our New Media office.  The addition comes at a time when African American Genealogy with Fallon Green is expanding into areas beyond its blog.

Prior to joining the team, Gloria Green has worked behind the scenes scheduling and organizing workshops, copy-editing web and print materials while finding and building strategic partnerships with other businesses within the Greater Beaufort area.

With her hiring, we are continuing on the path of growing an african american genealogy brand based in "family values" that honors and celebrates Gullah family heritage and history in the present day.  She brings to our team a passion for early childhood development and education and a commitment to preserving the language, the foodways and the lifestyles of modern-day Gullahs.

Please join us in welcoming Gloria Green to our web and print publishing team.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Confirmed!

FREED is coming to this year's GULLAH FESTIVAL!

THE GULLAH FESTIVAL

...is a family oriented, non-profit, non-alcoholic event. The festival began small, and has grown to attract as much as 75,000 people locally, nationally and internationally over the three day period of the festival.  The Gullah Festival continues to receive awards and recognition in the areas of Heritage and Tourism.

FREED

FREED is a nationally-recognized Female REENACTMENT group composed entirely of African American women. The troupe dresses in period clothing to portray well known African American women of the Civil War Era. Their mission is to educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.  They engage in re-enactments, dramatic readings and various other educational programs in order to share the stories of these distinctive women and men in their lives.  For more information on FREED and the FESTIVAL or to purchase your tickets in advance call 843-525-0628.  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Barefoot!!


A RING SHOUT FOR BAREFOOT...

The Gullah Tradition of Ring Shout:  "African Americans felt most free to sing spirituals accompanied by the ring shout dances when they were away from the gaze of masters and overseers, who often forbade the gatherings. When the slave quarters was far enough away from the residence of the owners, Black people might gather there in one of the cabins, moving to the side the meager furnishings so that a danced circle could form in the center of the room....But just as often, people gathered in woods bordering the plantations where they lived or in simply constructed “praise houses” or “hush harbors” or sometimes out in the open air, around a fire. There they would raise up the song and move in an easy, slightly weighted step in a counterclockwise ring, starting with a slow tempo and gradually building to a cadence that featured the syncopation of handclaps, feet stomping and percussive sticks to keep and vary the rhythm. And in the repetition of the sung lines and the movement of the circling bodies, the spirit was called and answered."  For the full text and more information about the religious tradition of ring shout visit Sweet Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals.


Gullah and Geechee Ring Shout
Geechee and Gullah Ring Shouters give praise at Barefoot Farms

Today, the Sea Islands not only celebrated the legacy of Penn Center but it also celebrated the life of one of the island's local celebrities, Jackie "Barefoot" Frazier.  In a farmstand filled with family, friends, visitors, customers and guests Jackie celebrated in true Gullah-Style. In attendance: The Gullah Cultural Alliance of Beaufort, The Carolina Cowboys, Chief Se'khu Hadjo Gentle of Yamassee Indian Tribe / Nation and The Gullah Grub Restaurant.


Photo courtesy of The Yamassee Indian Tribe/Nation.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Website 2.0

A note to subscribers...
(all two of you...)

If you follow us on Facebook, Posterous or Networked Blogs or have been checking on me, you have noticed our sites have been disabled.  By now, you already know that the EVIL Twitter has purchased Posterous and so all of the blogs are no longer available.  It was my favorite blogging spot.  So we are trimming the access to my genealogical ramblings to my blogger posts and my official website 2.0 and we hope to relaunch soon.

As a preview:

African American Genealogy with Fallon Green will now be home to a massive database of links dealing specifically with genealogy in Beaufort County.

Bottomline:  I will see you soon! Hopefully we can generate the same amount of buzz we had on Facebook, there as well.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Documentary

Timewatch - The Mystery of the Headless Romans

Wow!  I have to say, it's nice to know that the people at the BBC, The Discovery Channel and National Geographic are finally tired of my posts and are now making a concerted effort to cast their history documentaries more accurately.  All my years of posting vaguely readable diatribes on Comment Sections, Feedback Pages and Message Boards, have now today I know, not been done in vain.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Genealogy Workshops



Saturday, May 25, 2013

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