Reading 6 Lecture 6

Reading 6 Lecture 6 - DavisRidge,NorthCarolina,

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Davis Ridge, North Carolina,  An Original African American Maritime community. o Ancestry was mainly west indies: Black/White/Indian Founded by freed slaves Primary staple: Saltwater fishing/farming Whites and Blacks lived and worked together (literally side by side)  Despite segregation, the ridge was one of the most equal  places o Blacks and Whites still had a lot of separate things, by  state law (bathrooms/roads, etc) o Ate, prayed and socialized together. Working together  held blur traditional lines. There is very little recorded history of Davis ridge. Gender roles were skewed, non-traditional The work environment was shared. Very much independent, but not very isolated. Traded with neighboring white community o For sugar, Coffee, or corn grinders o Town was very much self sufficient  o What Davis Ridge did was technically illegal. Segregation was to be enforced 
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Reading 6 Lecture 6 - DavisRidge,NorthCarolina,

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