the Africans who were brought to South Carolina came from
West Africa and the Congo-Angola area.
This would suggest that at least some of the people
who lived in these houses probably came from those two
areas. Though many different
ethnic groups lived in the Congo-Angola area, they were
all were descended from the Bantu. That
is why the Bantu influence is so strong in Mars Bluff and
all across South Carolina. (Poster
by Amelia Vernon, donated 1998.)
Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998.