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Downhome GospelAfrican American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country$
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Jerrilyn McGregory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737820

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001

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“Come Go with Me”

“Come Go with Me”

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(p.3) Chapter 1 “Come Go with Me”
Downhome Gospel

Jerrilyn McGregory

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the Wiregrass County as a southern region. It explains the role of African Americans in the American Indian Wars and explores how their presence disrupted certain stereotypes regarding southern history. The chapter highlights the distinction of Wiregrass County as a southern locale with prosperous African American landowners. It also considers the importance of the Twentieth of May in providing the primary context in which African Americans gather to sing and pass down local history in the spirit of celebration.

Keywords:   Wiregrass County, southern region, African Americans, American Indian Wars, Twentieth of May, local history

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