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1923 Spring Island, SC | The island had a school (Spring Island School) for African-American children under teacher Olivia Joiner. Today, archaeologists are seeking information about the African-Americans who lived on Spring Island before and after the Civil War. Spring Island was home to more than 200 slaves, many former slaves and their descendants stayed on the land living in the old slave quarters until they were torn down and pushed into the marsh, late 1930s. Penn Center archives

Lauderdale: Help tell the lost story of sea island slaves

1923 Spring Island, SC | The island had a school (Spring Island School) for African-American children under teacher Olivia Joiner. Today, archaeologists are seeking information about the African-Americans who lived on Spring Island before and after the Civil War. Spring Island was home to more than 200 slaves, many former slaves and their descendants stayed on the land living in the old slave quarters until they were torn down and pushed into the marsh, late 1930s. Penn Center archives

Family in Slavery

Four generations of a slave family on Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862 (Timothy H. O'Sullivan) Source: Library of Congress

The Gullah Sea Islands: 100 or so islands along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina became home to thousands of enslaved Africans. Generally left alone due to these islands' inaccessibility and the plantation owners fear of malaria, much of the Gullah people's African culture remained intact. They became known as Gullah, perhaps from the word Angola or the Gola people of West Africa.

Numerous enslaved Africans lived on the Gullah Sea Islands off coast of GA & SC. Due to their inaccessibility, plantation owners left the islands alone, so much of the Gullah people's African culture remained intact.

African American River Baptism   |  AFRICAN SLAVES PLANTATION CHURCHES in the South quickly adopted the tradition.  For Slaves it was a statement of FAITH.  The tradition of submerging someone in a river to wash away their sins began in Europe, came to America in the 18th century and spread across the South by Baptist ministers.

Baptism on the Cane River, ca. Religion and Ethnic Identity: The Cane River Creoles.

ANN J. EDWARDS, 81, was BORN A SLAVE.     "I shall soon go to meet my Maker, with the satisfaction of having done my duty—first, to my race, second, to mankind." circa 1937.  (Can any of us say that today?)

ANN J. EDWARDS, 81, was BORN A SLAVE. "I shall soon go to meet my Maker, with the satisfaction of having done my duty—first, to my race, second, to mankind." circa 1937. (Can any of us say that today?)

84 year old Mississippi Woman This women was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender, in 1863. (Photographer:  Dorothea Lange)

84 Years Old

84 year old Mississippi Woman - This women was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender, in She saw and experienced many things during her life and hopefully passed down her stories. ~~ßε α† (Photographer: Dorothea Lange)

Did you know? _Alberta King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s mother, was shot and killed in 1974 while playing the organ at her church. the shooting was allegedly done by a 23-yr. old black man by the name of Marcus Wayne Chenault. Chenault didn't give any reason for the shooting except to say that "all Christians are my enemies." _Excerpt from Dr. Boyce Watkins account of the deaths in MLK, Jr.s family...

Mr and Mrs Martin Luther King Sr, MLK Jr, his older sister Christine Farris, and his brother A.

A baptism in the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, 1938.  Source:  Traces If Texas.

A baptism in the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, 1938. Source: Traces If Texas.

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(Arielle) Historical - Infant baptism has also been around for early christian communities. Some believe that first century Christians did not practice it. Infant baptism is the first membership of the christian journey.