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Custom; Agriculture

Letter dated 1852 relates the events of a negro corn-shucking. Slaves invite their friends from neighboring plantations and they make a party out of shucking a tremendous amount of corn.

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; A Negros Corn Shucking

Keyword(s): CORN ; CUSTOM ; Gathering ; HARVEST ; NEGRO ; PARTY ; Plantation ; Shuck ; Slavery ; Slaves ; South

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

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PONTIAC ROAD

OFF OF PONTIAC ROAD, THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN OLD HOUSE WHICH
WAS A DROP OFF STATION FOR RUNAWAY SLAVES. PONTIAC'S NAME IS
SUPPOSED TO BE DERIVED FROM THIS HOUSE.

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MIKE WASN'T TOO SURE WHERE HE GOT THIS INFORMATION, BUT HE WAS
CERTAIN THAT THIS WAS TRUE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; Origin ; Pontiac ; Slavery ; Slaves ; Underground Railroad

Subject headings: SPEECH -- S478

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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PONTIAC ROAD

OFF OF PONTIAC ROAD, THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN OLD HOUSE WHICH
WAS A DROP OFF STATION FOR RUNAWAY SLAVES. PONTIAC'S NAME IS
SUPPOSED TO BE DERIVED FROM THIS HOUSE.

Submitter comment:

MIKE WASN'T TOO SURE WHERE HE GOT THIS INFORMATION, BUT HE WAS
CERTAIN THAT THIS WAS TRUE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; Origin ; Pontiac ; Slavery ; Slaves ; Underground Railroad

Subject headings: SPEECH -- S478

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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Did you hear that the K.K.K. bought the movie rights to
"Roots"?
They're going to play it backwards so it will have a happy ending.

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"Roots," the novel by Alex Haley, was also a highly successful
television series. It began with slavery and moved toward
emancipation.

Where learned: DETROIT ; OFFICE

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; JOKE ; KKK ; Movie ; Offensive ; Pop Culture ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Slavery ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1990

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