The Legacy of Ibo Landing

The Legacy of Ibo Landing
on July 16, 2019
Ibo landing

The legacy of Ibo landing: Gullah roots of African American culture.

Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, c1998.

Legend has it that in 1803, at St. Simons Island, Georgia, a group of 75 Igbo warriors from what is now Nigeria committed mass suicide by drowning rather than begin life in America as slaves. They survived the Middle Passage only to walk willingly into the sea wearing chains. A private land dispute prevents a memorial from being built at the site where this happened. This book was edited by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Nation. This book features beautiful color paintings of Gullah life and history.

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