In my secret, undercover life I am an amateur genealogist and have been working on compiling my family pedigree since I was about seventeen. Recently, I discovered a familiar name in the most unlikely of places!!! As I was preparing to teach my ENGL 3960 course, "The Gullah Presence in African American Literature by Women," … Continue reading Geechee Relatives????
Back in September, my good friend and I ventured to St. Simons Island to visit the ocean and place ourselves on historic Ibo Landing and other various places our slave ancestors formerly occupied (See: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2895 for the story behind Ibo Landing). Much to our dismay NONE of the visitor's center brochures/maps even made mention of … Continue reading In Search of Ibo Landing….