January 31, 2015

Arts and Culture

Friday Open Thread: African Kings and Queens of the Past


Queen Anna Nzinga (c. 1583 – December 17, 1663), also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a 17th-century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo andMatamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. Nzinga was born to King Kiluanji and Kangela … [Read more...]

#TGIT Is Back! Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder


Where in the world is....Olivia Pope??? … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch

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Good Morning, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Dinah Washington's 1954 album, Dinah Jams: … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People


This week's posts have highlighted the history and cultural significance of the Gullah Peoples of South Carolina. American historians now recognize that the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia have come in large measure from the … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People


Happy New Year! Over the years, the Gullahs have attracted many historians, linguists, folklorists, and anthropologists interested in their rich cultural heritage. Many academic books on that subject have been published. The Gullah have also … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People

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When the U.S. Civil War began, the Union rushed to blockade Confederate shipping. White planters on the Sea Islands, fearing an invasion by the US naval forces, abandoned their plantations and fled to the mainland. When Union forces arrived on the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: The History of the Gullah People


  The Gullah people have been able to preserve much of their African cultural heritage because of geography, climate, and patterns of importation of enslaved Africans. Taken from the Western region of Africa in primarily the Krio and Mende … [Read more...]