Strange Tales of the American South

Slavery stories, culture and history.

Elleck’s Song: Haunted Historic Jail, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Story of a haunted historic jail in Lawrenceville, Georgia, haunted by a slave named Elleck. Written and told by Cynthia Rintye of Lawrenceville Ghost Tours. http://traffic.libsyn.com/themoonlitroad/Ellecks_Song.mp3 Elleck reached across the rough-hewn table and gave his wife’s hand a squeeze. His gentle touch softened the weariness around her beautiful eyes and Betsy returned his gaze with […]

Beyond The Uncut Trees: South Carolina Horror Story

Monday, August 31st, 2015

South Carolina horror story of a frightening creature terrorizing a frontier town. Written by Norman Coulson.

Legend of the Three Brothers: Savannah Ghost Story

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.

Coastal Georgia Slavery and Gullah Culture

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

History of Coastal Georgia slavery on Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.

Uncle Remus Tales and Joel Chandler Harris

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Uncle Remus author and famed folklorist Joel Chandler Harris, a look at his life and classic writings.

Coastal Georgia Slavery and Ibo Landing

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

History of Ibo Landing, St. Simons Island, Georgia and slavery on Georgia Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.

Gullah Culture, Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) and The Boo Hag

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Gullah cultures of Sapelo Island and coastal Georgia, plus the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP), a Great Depression-era federal project to fund and support writers as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Gullah Culture, Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) and The Plat Eye

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Gullah cultures of Sapelo Island and coastal Georgia, plus the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP), a Great Depression-era federal project to fund and support writers as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Myrtles Plantation and Louisiana Plantations

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Haunted Myrtles Plantation, plus history of slavery on Louisiana plantations.

The Click-Bok Tree

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.

A Beloved Teacher

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Ghostly tale from coastal Georgia about a mysterious grave marker and the brave woman who lies there.

All God’s Chillun Had Wings

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Classic African-American tale about the undying belief of slaves that they would one day fly back to Africa in the face of brutal oppression.

Ibo Landing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Famous African-American ghost story of a haunted marsh in St. Simons Island, Georgia where the Ibo IIgbo) tribe bravely resisted being sold into slavery.

The Slave Girl of Myrtles Plantation: Louisiana Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.

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