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From: "Elizabeth Shown Mills" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Creoles: Was Catholic records
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 18:01:46 -0500
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>I stand corrected, creoles are a culture, in Pensacola, that culture was
primarily black.

I'd still change the verb from "was" to "is" or else insert the word "20th
century" in front of Pensacola. But, if we use the word "is," we plunge
ourselves into the middle of another debate, given that in Creole society
there was a difference between "black" and "partially African" and that many
multiracial Creoles today prefer not to label themselves as either black or
white.

Incidentally, tourist websites always provide interesting versions of
history--especially since they often don't let the facts interfere with a
good story. <g>

Elizabeth



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