Window on the House of Eugenia Deas | History Of SC Slide Collection

Window on the House of Eugenia Deas
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One of the beliefs that Sea Island African Americans have adapted to South Carolina living is that connection of certain colors to protecting individuals against the hard feelings of the spirit world. Island lore on Daufuskie, St. Helena's, Wadmalaw, and other coastal settlements, says that blue around the doors and windows keeps the evil hags away. This window is on the house of Eugenia Deas in McClellanville. Photo by Vennie Deas-Moore.

Courtesy of the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina.