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Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Food

Wanderer Memory Trail

 
 
Food Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
1. Food Marker
Inscription.  
nyam
Geechee for
eat
Many of the foods we enjoy today were first cultivated in the United States by enslaved people. Their recipes have become a part of our collective foodways.

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Also called “gumbo,” this plant was introduced to the Americas through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and was commonplace throughout the Southern United States by 1800.

It is a signature Southern ingredient whether fried, pickled, or grilled.

pinder
Geechee for
peanut
This plant's edible seeds grow and ripen underground. Brought to America in the 1800s, by way of the Atlantic slave trade, the plants were grown by enslaved Africans for their own sustenance, or else fed to hogs; white Americans didn't regard them as good eating.

rice
A staple of southern cooking, this grain was cultivated along the coast of Georgia by enslaved Africans who knew how to plant, harvest, and process this difficult
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The Gullah Geechee people are directly descended from the people who labored on these plantations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgriculture.
 
Location. 31° 1.359′ N, 81° 26.059′ W. Marker is on Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Beach View Drive, 0.1 miles north of South Riverview Drive. Marker is located along the Wanderer Memory Trail, just north of the parking lot at St. Andrews Beach Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memories of Home (here, next to this marker); Pursuit of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Generations (within shouting distance of this marker); Music (within shouting distance of this marker); A Life of Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Strange New World (within shouting distance of this marker); A Miserable Voyage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marched to the Sea (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Regarding Food. The UNESCO Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage. This site fulfils the quality criteria set by the UNESCO Slave
Food Marker (okra) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
2. Food Marker (okra)
Route Project in conjunction with the International Network of Managers of Sites and Itineraries of Memory.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wanderer Memory Trail
 
Also see . . .  Wanderer Memory Trail. The trail is located along the banks of the Jekyll River where the ship illegally came ashore 160 years ago with more than 500 enslaved Africans. (Submitted on March 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Food Marker (okra) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
3. Food Marker (okra)
Food Marker (pinder/peanut) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
4. Food Marker (pinder/peanut)
Food Marker (pinder/peanut) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
5. Food Marker (pinder/peanut)
Food Marker (rice) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
6. Food Marker (rice)
Food Marker (rice) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2021
7. Food Marker (rice)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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