Freedom Comin'

Celebrate a Gullah Christmas

Gullah is the unique and rich culture of the sea islands off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Gullah was birthed from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, when West Africans were brought over to the “new world”. Host Aunt Pearlie Sue has a story to tell: Christmas Eve of December 1860 also happens to be the eve of the American Civil War. The life of slavery weighs heavily on the hearts of those who work on southern plantations, but this story contains a silver lining: a Gullah kin-folk wish: “Freedom Comin’!”

Freedom Comin’: A Gullah Kinfolk Wish, Part 2
Freedom Comin’: A Gullah Kinfolk Wish, Part 2

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There is talk of war in December, 1860. The southern states threaten to secede if Abraham Lincoln is elected President. Lincoln’s election results in the formation of the southern Confederate States...
Freedom Comin’: A Gullah Kinfolk Wish, Part 1
Freedom Comin’: A Gullah Kinfolk Wish, Part 1

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Host Aunt Pearlie Sue has a story to tell: Christmas Eve of December 1860 also happens to be the eve of the American Civil War. The life of slavery weighs heavily on the hearts of those who work on...