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post #31 of 51
I believe Clarence Thomas grew up in a Geechie community as a child.
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I believe Clarence Thomas grew up in a Geechie community as a child.

Yes, he said he even spoke the language before it was "cool". Unfortunately I can't imagine him keeping much contact with them now.
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People tend to call anyone light red bone. Growing up I was called it though I don't consider myself light and am certainly not red. It is pretty uncommon for men to be called it.

Looked it up. Malcolm was called Red and even "Detroit Red" for a time. Pretty pimpass nickname. Would've been better if his last name had been "Wings"
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Looked it up. Malcolm was called Red and even "Detroit Red" for a time. Pretty pimpass nickname. Would've been better if his last name had been "Wings"

He had slicked back red hair at the time...lol Glad he abandoned that look. Say what you will about the NOI , they had him lookin good.
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He had slicked back red hair at the time...lol Glad he abandoned that look. Say what you will about the NOI , they had him lookin good.

....I wasn't there, but I don't think sixteen gunshots, including several twelve gauge blasts, improved the man's appearance all that much. But maybe that's just me.

All snark aside though, yeah, the NOI look is pretty tight. Not that I could ever pull it off If I tried, I'd look like Tucker Carlson.
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American but not in America, maybe the most interesting community The Confederos. They were confederates who after the Civil War moved to the Coast of Brazil and tried to recreated the Antebellum South. Apparently some parts of their culture is still celebrated there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados

Google Book: http://books.google.com/books?id=WRt...page&q&f=false








They should just move back to GA or SC. Would fit in just fine these days.
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....I wasn't there, but I don't think sixteen gunshots, including several twelve gauge blasts, improved the man's appearance all that much. But maybe that's just me.

All snark aside though, yeah, the NOI look is pretty tight. Not that I could ever pull it off If I tried, I'd look like Tucker Carlson.

That was the feds! The Calypso singer said so.

I wouldn't look good in either, I'm far too fat, seems to be a look that favors the skinny.
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American but not in America, maybe the most interesting community The Confederos. They were confederates who after the Civil War moved to the Coast of Brazil and tried to recreated the Antebellum South. Apparently some parts of their culture is still celebrated there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados

Google Book: http://books.google.com/books?id=WRt...page&q&f=false


whoa, thats crazy.. very interesting
post #39 of 51
Interesting articles. I have a friend who's a Melungeons(Goins), never knew their backgroung till I read this thread. I had a friend in high school who was high yellow as they used to say, called her redbone everyday just cause I know she hated it.
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south Carolina seems ripe with tri racial isolates. "The Turks of South Carolina are a group of people related to the Free Moors of South Carolina and the Brass Ankles, who lived near Stateburg, South Carolina. It is believed these people come from a Middle Eastern background."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_of_South_Carolina
post #42 of 51
I drove through Gullah country on the backroads this past weekend, from Savannah to Tallahassee. Kind of interesting, going through all those old rural settlements. Definitely got some stares laugh.gif Anyway, passed through one little community where everyone looked mixed, was south of Riceboro, IIRC, but I can't even find it on google maps.
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I drove through Gullah country on the backroads this past weekend, from Savannah to Tallahassee. Kind of interesting, going through all those old rural settlements. Definitely got some stares laugh.gif Anyway, passed through one little community where everyone looked mixed, was south of Riceboro, IIRC, but I can't even find it on google maps.
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The south has to be way more interesting in that respect. You drive through new England most interesting thing you might come across is a Swamp Yankee. You ever read Bill Bryson's book where he drove through small town America? He look for Melungeons while in Appalachia but couldn't find any. Also went to coastal SC but unfortunately didn't check out Gullah folk.
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The south has to be way more interesting in that respect. You drive through new England most interesting thing you might come across is a Swamp Yankee. You ever read Bill Bryson's book where he drove through small town America? He look for Melungeons while in Appalachia but couldn't find any. Also went to coastal SC but unfortunately didn't check out Gullah folk.

Yeah, it's a lot more diverse. It's one of the best things about the South.
post #45 of 51
Great thread! I've always been more interested with the accents though more than anything.
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I've heard of Lumbee and Melungeons, but never met any. This reminded me a bit of Tangier Island, Virginia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangier,_Virginia Apparently its inhabitants, until recently, spoke a rather archaic brand of English.


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