Prince Rivers Accepts the Colors

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Washington Course - Charleston

Photo available from The Charleston Preservation Society.

Slave Row - Port Royal Island

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Pension Card File of Shedrick Manago

Photo Courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington,D.C.

The Greaves Map of Mitchelville

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Barefoot!!


The Gullah Tradition of Ring Shout:  "African Americans felt most free to sing spirituals accompanied by the ring shout dances when they were away from the gaze of masters and overseers, who often forbade the gatherings. When the slave quarters was far enough away from the residence of the owners, Black people might gather there in one of the cabins, moving to the side the meager furnishings so that a danced circle could form in the center of the room....But just as often, people gathered in woods bordering the plantations where they lived or in simply constructed “praise houses” or “hush harbors” or sometimes out in the open air, around a fire. There they would raise up the song and move in an easy, slightly weighted step in a counterclockwise ring, starting with a slow tempo and gradually building to a cadence that featured the syncopation of handclaps, feet stomping and percussive sticks to keep and vary the rhythm. And in the repetition of the sung lines and the movement of the circling bodies, the spirit was called and answered."  For the full text and more information about the religious tradition of ring shout visit Sweet Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals.

Gullah and Geechee Ring Shout
Geechee and Gullah Ring Shouters give praise at Barefoot Farms

Today, the Sea Islands not only celebrated the legacy of Penn Center but it also celebrated the life of one of the island's local celebrities, Jackie "Barefoot" Frazier.  In a farmstand filled with family, friends, visitors, customers and guests Jackie celebrated in true Gullah-Style. In attendance: The Gullah Cultural Alliance of Beaufort, The Carolina Cowboys, Chief Se'khu Hadjo Gentle of Yamassee Indian Tribe / Nation and The Gullah Grub Restaurant.

Photo courtesy of The Yamassee Indian Tribe/Nation.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Website 2.0

A note to subscribers...
(all two of you...)

If you follow us on Facebook, Posterous or Networked Blogs or have been checking on me, you have noticed our sites have been disabled.  By now, you already know that the EVIL Twitter has purchased Posterous and so all of the blogs are no longer available.  It was my favorite blogging spot.  So we are trimming the access to my genealogical ramblings to my blogger posts and my official website 2.0 and we hope to relaunch soon.

As a preview:

African American Genealogy with Fallon Green will now be home to a massive database of links dealing specifically with genealogy in Beaufort County.

Bottomline:  I will see you soon! Hopefully we can generate the same amount of buzz we had on Facebook, there as well.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Timewatch - The Mystery of the Headless Romans

Wow!  I have to say, it's nice to know that the people at the BBC, The Discovery Channel and National Geographic are finally tired of my posts and are now making a concerted effort to cast their history documentaries more accurately.  All my years of posting vaguely readable diatribes on Comment Sections, Feedback Pages and Message Boards, have now today I know, not been done in vain.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Genealogy Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The 27th Annual Gullah Festival

"The Countdown"

Monday, May 13, 2013


The 27th Annual Gullah Festival will begin on May 24, 2013 and open its doors to a potential 70,000 visitors over the course of three days.  It is not too late to have a display ad for your company in the festival's OFFICIAL ANNUAL and Booklet.   Just call 525-0628 or email us and a representative will call you to work up your ad.  Don’t miss your chance to become an Official Sponsor at this year’s Gullah Festival.

The Gullah Festival Weekend is highly recommend. The festival happens on Memorial Day weekend. The Gullah are the descendents of former slaves who live on and own the land of St. Helena, South Carolina. The festival celebrates modern Gullah culture and the West African history. We were also treated to an unbelievable tour of St. Helena and surrounding Islands by the Rev. His is a tour that can't be missed.
-- via Nextnik 

(The video above "The Gullah Festival Weekend" was uploaded on Sep 24, 2009 and is subject to standard Youtube License.  )

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Historic Beaufort Walking Tours Previews

Walking_Tours_-_fLYER.pdf Download this file

Coming May 1st...


Black_Beaufort_Walking_Tours_-_Black_Background1.pdf Download this file

Demo - History Tours Press Kit

Rack_Card_2.pdf Download this file
Rack_Card_3.pdf Download this file
Rack_Card_1.pdf Download this file
Walking_Tours_-_pdf_-_Flyer.pdf Download this file
Free_Tour_Week_Flyer_-_PDF.pdf Download this file
Free_History_Walks_on_Sunday_Flyer.pdf Download this file
Black_Beaufort_Walking_Tours_Rack_Cards.pdf Download this file

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Save The Date!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Save The Date!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Treat yourself to an evening theater at SC's Historic Penn Center!

Get Your Tickets to "We Shall Not Sleep" w/ Gary Giles playing THIS SUNDAY!

For more details, visit the flyer below:

Contact Corretta Allison and reserve your spot right now!  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

What is Blerdology?

"Blerdology, formerly known as #BlackGirlsHack, is a social enterprise focused on the enhancement and celebration of the Black tech community. Widely known for our signature hackathon series, "#blackhack"; we act as your portal to all things blerdy.

Blerdology promotes programming and initiatives designed to help you fuel your ambitions, facilitate collaboration and make blerd life just a little bit more awesome."


Friday, February 15, 2013

Don't Miss the New York premiere of Tony Reguster's film, "Obama in Ghana"!


When:   Sunday, Feb 24 – 

Where: MIST 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY

Duration:   65 Minutes

Click here to Buy tickets online!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In Case You Missed It...

Check out some candids from this week session of African American Genealogy in the South Carolina Room at the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott Street Beaufort, SC!!!