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Archive for December 1st, 2008

Have you ever heard of “Jonkonnu”? No? Well, you can check out Harry McKown’s most recent edition of “This Month in North Carolina History” for the details.

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This Month in North Carolina History In antebellum North Carolina, Christmas season was the time for an African American celebration found almost nowhere else in North America, but widespread through the islands of the Caribbean. Variously called Jonkonnu, Johnkannaus, John Coonah, or John Canoe, the custom was described in the slave community of Jamaica in […]

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