In South Florida we have the Bahamian people who have for centuries been crossing over from the nearby Bahama islands, the most populous of which, are north of Miami.
( It has been said that most African Americans are, in part, descended from Native Americans.
Junior electrical engineering major Terence Williams says his time as a college student has included some of the happiest and most successful moments in life thus far, with lots to look forward to in the future.
A native of Oakland in Yalobusha County, Williams has found passion and purpose since first enrolling at MSU.
There is still a large community of Creoles in Louisiana today. It is said that, as intermediaries between the Blacks and the whites, they got European instruments into the hands of African musicians and thereby facilitated the development of jazz.
In New England we find Cape Verdians, Africans who migrated here in the 18th and 19th century aboard whaling ships that stopped in Cabo Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa, to resupply and pick up extra hands.
They cut pine trees to build Fort Maurepas, the first of several forts in the region.
Without even so much as a “Bon jour” to the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Natchez and other nations they had invaded, they planted their flag and declared that tens of millions of acres of land in the Louisiana Territory now belonged to France.
Now he is working for Trensek, a Jackson-based mobile game and app development company, and he has several apps available in the i Tunes Apple Store.However, few really celebrate this aspect of their heritage.Fifty years ago, in North Carolina especially, there were large groups of people who saw themselves as Black Indians. Franklin Frazier discusses them in depth in The Negro Family in the United States.Indians watched cautiously from a distance, out of sight of the intruders.Leaders from several Native towns in the vicinity finally got around to approaching the foreigners in the spring of 1699.