Africans and African Americans Work Together To Purchase Land on St Helena Island, SC
⭐️ The image below is from the Land Blessing and Libations on St. Helena Island, South Carolina today, 12 June 2021. Africans and African Americans purchased 38 acres of land on the island 🏝. Princess Ada Brown is one of the group that purchased the land ! https://www.dnatestedafricans.org/newsletters
This is a HUGE win for our people !!
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In June 1526, Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon, a wealthy Spanish official in the city of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola, founded a colony on this island at or near the mouth of the Pee Dee River in eastern South Carolina. It is present day St Helena Island , South Carolina. He was the first European colonizer of what is now South Carolina. His attempt to settle the coast of the Carolinas (near the mouth of the Peedee River at Winyah Bay) was unsuccessful.
De Ayllón's expedition sailed from Hispaniola to South Carolina on two ships; the settlers included enslaved Africans. The colony, called San Miguel de Guadalupe, was disrupted by a fight over leadership. During this turmoil, the enslaved Africans revolted and fled the colony to live among the Native Americans (the Cofitachiqui). The colony soon came to an end as de Ayllón and the other colonists died in a fever epidemic.