Black People : The Regional Uniqueness of African Americans

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  1. Blackbird

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    Undoubtedly, African Americans constitute a nation. We have a shared history, culture and language. We may have started out from diverse regions in Africa but due to the intermingling of various African ethnicities, widespread migration as slaves and early freed people and similar circumstances whatever differences that may have been there dissolved very quickly as our Black nation was forming.

    Notwithstanding this, there are still regional nuances that make Black people in the various regions unique from one another. Some of the regions that stick out for me include: Central Atlantic area, the Black Belt, Sea Islands off the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, the Mid-South and the Gulf Coast area.

    What do you think are some of the unique regional variations among our people that add to the richness of who we are?
     
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    Central to this conversation, in my opinion Blackbird, would be the inclusion of genetics and admixture applicable to the unique African American. My input is therefore a Thread started yesterday, which goes a long way into explaining why we are so unique from one another:



    African American Lives 2 - PBS Special


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    Discussion in 'Black People Doing Positive Things' started by Clyde Coger, Yesterday at 1:03 PM
    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/african-american-lives-2-pbs-special.78185/

    Black Positive People : - African American Lives 2 - PBS Special

    In the Spirit of Sankofa, If I'm not mistaken, this shows tonight at 8 Eastern: ... African American Lives 2 - PBS Special ......
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    Also at home, we go on trail rides and we dance the zydeco.

    Gulf Coast
    Zhou!!! Bon temps...

     
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    Okay, gotchu, I see, thanks for the clarification Blackbird.

     
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    Who can forget about the Mardi Gras Indians?

    Gulf Coast

     
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    Sea Islands

    Gullah Geechee language

     
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    Gulf Coast

    Juneteenth - On June 19, 1965, Black people in Texas and Louisiana were "officially" declared free from slavery. Juneteenth is now a bona fide holiday celebrated by Black folks all over the country, but the cultural celebrations that mimic those our ancestors had on or around that day are very much alive in Texas and Louisiana.

    http://carlanthonyonline.com/2013/06/18/juneteenth-a-texan-african-american-holiday-spreads-freely/

    Juneteenth: A Texan African-American Holiday Spreads Freely

    It may be famous as a holiday established by the federal government to remember one man and one era, but well over a century before Martin Luther King Day was made official as a time to reflect on …
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    No one knows of any unique cultural characteristics.
     
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