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Pine Forest: A Southside Gullah Geechee Community
« on: February 12, 2020, 11:27:38 AM »

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Surrounded by modern sprawl-based development, the Gullah Geechee community of Pine Forest is one of Jacksonville's oldest black neighborhoods.

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Re: Pine Forest: A Southside Gullah Geechee Community
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:12:53 AM »

Nice!  Great timing.  I was just exploring back there this weekend.   It was the first time I noticed that the church on Powers ( ? ) just north of the pink house you feature, is Eritrean orthodox.  I didn't realize we had a community of Eritrean expats in the area.

For those wondering why they may have migrated, I don't know.  I would assume all their stories would be different.  It's fair to guess that the current hellish regime is likely a factor.

https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/08/14/why-eritrea-is-called-africas-north-korea

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Re: Pine Forest: A Southside Gullah Geechee Community
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 02:23:01 PM »

Nice!  Great timing.  I was just exploring back there this weekend.   It was the first time I noticed that the church on Powers ( ? ) just north of the pink house you feature, is Eritrean orthodox.  I didn't realize we had a community of Eritrean expats in the area.

For those wondering why they may have migrated, I don't know.  I would assume all their stories would be different.  It's fair to guess that the current hellish regime is likely a factor.

https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/08/14/why-eritrea-is-called-africas-north-korea

IIRC, Jax did get a number of Eritrean refugees during the war.
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