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Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
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MASTER PIECE CHASING SENSE GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
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Set of 4 Woven Striped Placemats – Frontgate
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Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
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Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
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Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
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MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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Arthur Court Designs Sea Horse Twisted Seagrass Placemats – set of 4
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Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
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35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
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MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
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Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
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ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
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MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
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Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
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Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
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Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
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Lenox Watercolor Horizons Microwave Safe Blue 12-Pc. Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Created for Macy’s
BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
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Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
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AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND THE GULLAH GEECHEE (RACE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1700–1900 SER.)
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Yaheetech Set of 2 Weave Arm Chair Mid-Century Metal Dining Chair Y-Shaped Backrest Hemp Seat, Black
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MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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TALKING TO THE DEAD : RELIGION, MUSIC, AND LIVED MEMORY AMONG GULLAH/GEECHEE WOMEN
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Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
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GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
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Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
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Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
Sweetgrass Kite Earring
Sweetgrass Kite Earring
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GULLAH CUISINE: BY LAND AND BY SEA

Holiday Heritage: Food, Thanksgiving, Black Family Traditions

Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday for the average African-American family. It is where we give thanks and gather with each other over scrumptious sweet potato pie, collard greens, turkey, fried chicken, candied yams, and more. 

One of the main traditions of the African-American Thanksgiving holiday is to pray. The families give thanks and pray to the Creator for the multiple blessings that they have received physically and spiritually, such as seeing another day and being able to gather once more. Thanksgiving in the ordinary African-American home is a spiritual day where every little detail of life, love, and lecture is deeply appreciated. The tenderness of Thanksgiving is really something to be thankful for in an African-American family.

Another important aspect of the traditional Thanksgiving in an African-American household is the food, of course. Food has always played important roles in the black family. Food has been a time of bonding and special nourishment before it became a tradition. Think about it… Where do we learn the technique of frying and preserving chicken? How do we know how to make even the hooves of a pig taste like a delicacy? Well, since slavery days in America, food has been a way that African-Americans worship, and we take our time and put our souls into it because we know that enrichment calls for special instruction. 

I say that to explain that “soul food” is such a specialty of African-American Thanksgiving scene.  For example, families of direct African descent engage in meals of okra soup and jollof. Those new Louisiana enjoy delicious meals such as gumbo. African-American families here in the Deep South devour dishes of sweet potato and cornbread hash. Not only is the food delicious, but it often has a story behind it, love into it, and it brings the family closer. Then they all take a seat at the table, and go watch the pigskin(football) be tossed! 

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