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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
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Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
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MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
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GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
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Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
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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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GULLAH CULTURE IN AMERICA (PAPERBACK)
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Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
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Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
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GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
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Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
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MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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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
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Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
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Arthur Court Designs Sea Horse Twisted Seagrass Placemats – set of 4
MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
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Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
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MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
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35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
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MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
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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)
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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Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
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Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
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carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
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G IS FOR GULLAH
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GULLAH CUISINE: BY LAND AND BY SEA
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
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Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
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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RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
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Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
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Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
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Sweetgrass Kite Earring
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MASTER PIECE CHASING SENSE GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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
GULLAH DAYS: HILTON HEAD ISLANDERS BEFORE THE BRIDGE 1861-1956
GULLAH DAYS: HILTON HEAD ISLANDERS BEFORE THE BRIDGE 1861-1956

Southern Heritage Decor: African American Nashville History Books

Southern Heritage Decor: African American Nashville History Books

There is a rich history in the region of Middle Tenneesee of African American history and heritage. From Franklin to Nashville, the black community in this part of the South has set the trends in music, culture, food and so much more. Learn about the history of this region below with a curated list of history books about the African American Nashville community. SHOP THIS POST

Southern Heritage Decor: African American Nashville History Books

The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas (Black Community Studies)

Since its founding, Nashville has been a center of black urban culture in the Upper South. Blacks—slave and free—made up 20 percent of Fort Nashborough’s settlers in 1779. From these early years through the Civil War, a growing black community in Nashville, led by a small group of black elites, quietly built the foundations of a future society, developing schools, churches, and businesses. The Civil War brought new freedoms and challenges as the black population of Nashville increased and as black elites found themselves able—even obliged—to act more openly. To establish a more stable and prosperous African-American community, the elites found that they had to work within a system bound to the interests of whites. But the aims of this elite did not always coincide with those of the black community at large. By 1930, younger blacks, in particular, were moving towards protest and confrontation. As democratization and higher education spread, the lines distinguishing Nashville’s black elite became blurred.

African Americans in Rutherford County

African Americans have heavily contributed to and shaped the unique and vibrant Rutherford County in middle Tennessee. Located 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Rutherford County is at the state’s geographical center. This area is home to the Stones River National Battlefield, a national park that was the site of a major Civil War battle–the Battle of Stones River. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this rich cultural and historic venue that once served, although briefly, as the capital of Tennessee. African American men and women have lived, worked, and toiled here for generations.

Reading, Writing, and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville (Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History)

Detailing the inception of segregated public schools in 1867 and the aftermath of federal court-ordered desegregation through 1983, Reading, Writing, and Segregation is a study of the experiences of African American women teachers in Nashville. Sonya Ramsey examines the familial and educational backgrounds, working environments, and political strategies of Nashville’s African American teachers, who constituted the majority of its black middle class. Grounded in extensive interviews with both black and white women who made the transition to integrated schools, Ramsey’s history reveals how educators in an urban Southern environment responded not only to desegregation and integration but also to critical moments in U.S. history, such as the world wars,

the Great Depression, and the civil rights and women’s movements. Her exploration of how they constructed identities as middle-class women and how desegregation transformed their teaching roles illuminates the links among class, gender, and race in segregated communities; the racialized and gendered meanings of professionalism; and the complex consequences of desegregation.

We Shall Overcome: Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (A Frist Art Museum Title)

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death—and at a time when race relations and social justice are again at the forefront of our country’s consciousness—this book expands on a Frist Art Museum exhibition to present a selection of approximately one hundred photographs that document an important period in Nashville’s struggle for racial equality. The images were taken between 1957, the year that desegregation in public schools began, and 1968, when the National Guard was called in to surround the state capitol in the wake of the civil rights leader’s assassination in Memphis.

Of central significance are photographs of lunch counter sit-ins in early 1960, led by a group of students, including John Lewis (who contributed the book’s foreword) and Diane Nash, from local historically black colleges and universities. The demonstrations were so successful that King stated just a few weeks later at Fisk University: “I did not come to Nashville to bring inspiration but to gain inspiration from the great movement that has taken place in this community.” The role that Nashville played in the national civil rights movement as a hub for training students in nonviolent protest and as the first Southern city to integrate places of business is a story that warrants reexamination.

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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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