Day: April 16, 2015

Guinea Coast

The Gullah: African Roots

Between the Senegal River and modern Liberia lies a marshy, tropical coastline that is one of the most densely-populated in Africa.  Early Portuguese explorers noted its agricultural productivity, and the region came to be called the “Grain Coast” for its surplus of rice and millet.  The Portuguese quickly set up trade posts here to provision their expeditions further south, initiating regular contact between Europeans and Africans. (more…)

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