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  • South Carolina
  • Recounts the lives of the Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave who cast off their blemished roots and achieved affluence in part through a surprisingly successful funeral parlor business. (worldcat.org)
  • The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the great buildings of Colonial America. (roadscholar.org)
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  • citation needed] So, Professor Opala has found letters establishing the facts of this regular commerce between South Carolina plantation owner Henry Laurens and Richard Oswald, his English slave agent resident on Bunce Island in the Sierra Leone River. (wikipedia.org)
  • The coastlines of South Carolina and Georgia, with their numerous rivers, islands, and swamps, provided secret landing sites for the underground sale of slaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • racial
  • Braxton's racial attitudes, while common to his class, contrasted with those of another of King Carter's grandsons, Robert Carter III, and of George Mason IV, who fought against the slave trade during their legislative careers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Others were old-stock white Americans, and a small percentage were racial minorities, such as African Americans. (wikipedia.org)
  • African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to 13.3% of the population. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mende
  • More late, in 1841, illegally captured slaves, being in his most Mende people, and in lesser extent Temne people and members of other tribes, managed to take control of their slave ship, La Amistad, bound for La Havana. (wikipedia.org)
  • importation
  • On March 2, 1807, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States beginning January 1, 1808. (ccharity.com)
  • Revolutionary War
  • His biographer notes that at the end of the Revolutionary War, despite selling off some properties after his father's and brother's deaths and for his own debts, Braxton owned at least 12,000 acres and 165 slaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • burial
  • The Hempstead Town Board is considering designating the St. Matthias Church Cemetery in Wantagh as a landmark to preserve the African-American burial site that dates to the mid-1800s. (newsday.com)
  • For years, the white community had used the degrading name of the Old Burial Ground," said Denice Evans Sheppard, 47, of Oyster Bay She is a descendant of the Jackson family, which makes up about two-thirds of the people buried in the cemetery. (newsday.com)
  • origins
  • Understanding its identity within the culture of the United States it is, in the anthropological sense, conscious of its origins as largely a blend of West and Central African cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1808
  • After Britain and the United States abolished the international African slave trade beginning in 1808, they patrolled off the continent to intercept illegal shipping. (wikipedia.org)
  • tribes
  • Planned by the Five Civilized Tribes as part of a state of Sequoyah, the new Oklahoma state also named the county for Pushmataha, an important Choctaw chief in the American Southeast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many African Americans alive today are having their DNA tested to learn which tribes in Africa they descend from. (familysearch.org)
  • cultures
  • In the United States, the legislation that denied slaves formal education likely contributed to their maintaining a strong oral tradition, a common feature of indigenous African cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • cemetery
  • After the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Jerusalem's original church on the cemetery ground burned in the 1890s, a new church was built at its current location a half mile north at Jerusalem and Oakfield avenues, according to records and church officials. (newsday.com)
  • A small band of volunteers is working to restore a Lee County cemetery that dates to the early 1800s and contains the graves of hundreds of slaves. (ccharity.com)