Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

North Charleston Above: The road to Wadmalaw Island. Hwy 171 to 700 A strong oak. Spanish Moss. Bear Bluffs Fish Hatchery on Wadmalaw Island. Me-- taking in the psychic resonances of my Gullah ancestors. Map at Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery. It was an amazing experience to be there. To be where, historically, my ancestors worked … Continue reading Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

17th Century Legal Precedents on Race

Year Colony Latitude Longitude Key Provisions 1635 Barbados 13.19389 -59.5432 Governor declares that all Africans and Indians brought to the island to be considered enslaved unless they have a contract that says otherwise 1641 Massachusetts Bay 42.062868, -71.7184 Legalizes the enslavement of African captives within the colony 1643 Virginia 38.00354 -79.4588 Women of African descent … Continue reading 17th Century Legal Precedents on Race