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thelakelander

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5 Gullah Geechee Influences in Modern Day Jacksonville
« on: November 08, 2018, 11:07:50 AM »


Historically associated with the Lowcountry region that stretches from Wilmington, North Carolina to St. Augustine, Florida, the Gullah Geechee are descendants of Central and West African ancestors who arrived in America through the transatlantic slave trade. They've had a major impact on the local culture of Jacksonville, which boasts more Gullah Geechee descendants than any other place in the country.

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Re: 5 Gullah Geechee Influences in Modern Day Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 11:24:57 AM »
I grew up down the road from Cosmo. It was always shrouded in mystery to me - though some of the kids rode my school bus. It breaks my heart to see how the community is on the verge of extinction. Theirs is certainly one of the more interesting stories in Jacksonville.
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Re: 5 Gullah Geechee Influences in Modern Day Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 01:49:14 PM »
One of my favorite trivia questions:  What's the most well known of all Gullah words, and common in English useage?

Answer: Kumbaya, which is the Gullah pronunciation for Come by here.