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Police Chief David McCutchen reported that 27 Negroes divided themselves into two groups and entered the water.
On April 9,Captain David Morton on the Liverpool sloop, Maryborow, brought a shipment of 78 Africans directly from the rice planting coast of Africa, Senegambia. Why should we buy segregation?
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Many black laborers constructing the Tybee railroad discovered that the work situation was a death trap. BySavannah had prohibited black pilots from working vessels at Tybee or on the Savannah River.
On the waterfront, our people are not allowed, except as a servant even at the terminus of the public streets. No Negro is permitted to secure an inch of any part of the Island except the few owners of long years ago. Mayor Jimmy Brown thought the demonstrations were orderly and the young people sang several hymns after being locked up.
Attorneys Eugene H. Gden and B. Clarence Mayfield represented the youths at a bail hearing and they were released. Every one of the men was half-nude half-starved and half-dead, and subsequently every one of them did die in the Infirmary.
This company later morphed into the 33 rd. Hartley who had shot 13 year old Claude Sutton.
During this period, the authorities re-opened the Tybee prison camp. Five years later the Chatham County Christian Ministerial Association protested the ban on blacks using Tybee beach and requested the County or the governor to provide blacks with beach facilities. By Charles Lwanga Hoskins. During an small pox outbreak on neighboring plantations, the government moved several infected slaves to Tybee and placed them under guard.
As solicitor DuBignon recorded: "The doctors said that the cases were the worse instances of inhumanity that ever came to their notice. ByEditor Sol C. Johnson of the Savannah Tribune reported that the officials in Tybee: "Did not want the Negro to encumber the earth on that Island ….
Pollard lived for years and often regaled this author with countless stories of black life in Savannah. Colored Troops. But as Grio African story teller Mrs. Eleanor Nellie Pollard would have said to me, let me give you the back story to this event, because if we forget, who will remember?
Attorneys Gden and Mayfield gave notice of appeal. He remarked: "If these youngsters can sit-in, wade-in, and kneel-in, all Negroes can stay off Broughton Street.
The following year British Savannah built a Lazaretto, or pest house, on Tybee Island where doctors had to examine the arriving Africans before they could be sent to Savannah for sale. This move was to augment lodgings for demonstrators held at city and county jails and also at Travis Field stockade. These first Africans to arrive in Savannah were destined to leave a permanent mark on the Gullah Geechee culture of contemporary Savannah and the Low country in terms of religious belief, cuisine, and musical taste.