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Mariah Grant (Grandma Rye)

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Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Relates Mariah Grant’s personal history and some of her personality traits. This chapter helps explain the origins of the mystic and healing traditions in the family, and draws parallels between Grandma Rye and Rosemarie’s own mother, Mama Freeney. Through Grandma Rye’s story, the chapter also...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Poem about Rosemarie’s great-grandmother (Mariah Grant/Grandma Rye, an ex-slave) and the rituals and prayers she created for healing. ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-030
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... These are notes for a story about a woman who brought captured runaway slaves to her house, tortured them, and then resold them. Years later, after the house is burned down, Grandma Rye comes and puts the tormented spirits there to rest. ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-045
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Asserts that the Africans who were enslaved on American soil (Grandma Rye and others) put their breath and blood and prayers into the land in the South when they arrived, as a kind of medicine against the terrors they sensed were coming to them and their children. She says that the blessings...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
.... Asserts that the Africans who were enslaved on American soil (Grandma Rye and others) put their breath and blood and prayers into the land in the South when they arrived, as a kind of medicine against the terrors they sensed were coming to them and their children. She says that the blessings they put into...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Poem about Rosemarie’s great-grandmother (Mariah Grant/Grandma Rye, an ex-slave) and the rituals and prayers she created for healing. Relates Mariah Grant’s personal history and some of her personality traits. This chapter helps explain the origins of the mystic and healing traditions...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... slaves to her house, tortured them, and then resold them. Years later, after the house is burned down, Grandma Rye comes and puts the tormented spirits there to rest. In this chapter, Rosemarie reflects on the spirit of inclusion and community that existed at the heart of the movement, and how that...