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Arthur Court Designs Sea Horse Twisted Seagrass Placemats – set of 4
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THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: MAKING GULLAH: A HISTORY OF SAPELO ISLANDERS, RACE, AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION (PAPERBACK)
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GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
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Lowcountry Rice Culture Note Cards
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GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
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Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
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GULLAH CUISINE: BY LAND AND BY SEA
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GULLAH HOME COOKING THE DAUFUSKIE WAY: SMOKIN’ JOE BUTTER BEANS, OL’ ‘FUSKIE FRIED CRAB RICE, STICKY-BUSH BLACKBERRY DUMPLING, AND OTHER SEA ISLAND FAVORITES (PAPERBACK)
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Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
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RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
Sweetgrass Kite Earring
Sweetgrass Kite Earring
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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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Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
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GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
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G IS FOR GULLAH
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Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
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BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
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35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
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Drew Rose Designs Ceramic Woven Trim Planter
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Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
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MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND THE GULLAH GEECHEE (RACE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1700–1900 SER.)
AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND THE GULLAH GEECHEE (RACE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1700–1900 SER.)
MASTER PIECE CHASING SENSE GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
MASTER PIECE CHASING SENSE GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
TALKING TO THE DEAD : RELIGION, MUSIC, AND LIVED MEMORY AMONG GULLAH/GEECHEE WOMEN
TALKING TO THE DEAD : RELIGION, MUSIC, AND LIVED MEMORY AMONG GULLAH/GEECHEE WOMEN
Lenox Watercolor Horizons Microwave Safe Blue 12-Pc. Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Created for Macy’s
Lenox Watercolor Horizons Microwave Safe Blue 12-Pc. Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Created for Macy’s
MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
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Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
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Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
GULLAH DAYS: HILTON HEAD ISLANDERS BEFORE THE BRIDGE 1861-1956
GULLAH DAYS: HILTON HEAD ISLANDERS BEFORE THE BRIDGE 1861-1956
GROWING UP GULLAH IN THE LOWCOUNTRY (PAPERBACK)
GROWING UP GULLAH IN THE LOWCOUNTRY (PAPERBACK)
MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors

Miss Bennett Belle and Her Carolina Story

Miss Bennett Belle and Her Carolina Story 2

A BSB is a pageant’s dream girl. This HBCU Belle fell in love with the art of pageantry and became Miss Bennett College. Her story of southern roots and perseverance proves she’s much more than a crown. Learn more about her royal journey from one Carolina to another below.

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Name

Sallena Imani Thompson

Title

37th Miss Bennett College

Company/Org

Student Government Association

Hometown

Nesmith, South Carolina

Alma Mater

High School: Hemingway High School

College

Bennett College for Women

May 2017

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Favorite thing about being southern

My favorite thing about being southern is that I can be myself. People see me as the country girl that is always determined to do whatever I aspire to do.

What is your personal life motto

Proverbs 31:25. She is Clothed with Strength and Dignity and Laughs without Fear of the Future.  

Also,

“You have to fake it til you become it” because no matter how hard things may get or what you encounter, you must not let others see your weakness.

5 Things You Love about Being a Bennett Belle

1. I love the sisterhood and the relationships I have gained with making new friends, having little sisters and big sisters.

2. Building relationships with the alumni

3. Faculty and staff look out for me

4. Being Miss Bennett College and active in other clubs and organizations.

5. Knowing that the little girl I have entered as is now meeting the women I have become.

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Who is your favorite character a “Different World”

My favorite character would be Kim Reese

If you could do any job, what would that be?

If I can do any job, it will be a Pediatric Nurse. I have a passion for babies.

Who do you wish you could meet?

I wish I can meet a variety of African-American celebrity women such as Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia, Michelle Obama, Jasmine Sullivan, Cicely Tyson, just to name. The women are a big inspiration to me.

What would your best friend say is the best/most annoying quality about yourself?

They will probably say my passion for helping others is my best quality. They would definitely say my most annoying quality is getting frustrated and impatient when things do not go the way I planned it to be.

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What advice would you give your younger college self?

I would have told myself to live more and forgive. I have let a lot of obstacles get in my way during my time at Bennett. Sometimes, my trials were reflected through my grades.  However, it made me stronger as a person to get me to the position I am today as Miss Bennett College.

Where can we connect with you?

Email: sallena.thompson@bennett.edu

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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