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The Middle Passage, Gullah/Geechee, and SAV
Enslavement advertisements in Savannah marketed the “Black gold/Black cargo” to insure people were aware of the “superior attributes of African slaves from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Angola, and New Calabar.” The “slave trade” on River Street in Savannah began as “intercolonial domestic trade” with enslaved Africans being brought from South Carolina to be sold into bondage or to be rented out to clear the land that would become Carolina gold rice and Sea Island cotton fields as well as to be built up to become the city of Savannah.
Gullah/Geechee Unity in the Community in SAV!
Cum fa jayn we and bring de famlee fa “Gullah/Geechee Unity een de Communitee!”
Join us on the historic riverfront of Savannah, GA for a FREE weekend celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s history and heritage of this port city and the Coastal Empire!