Photo

You'll be happy to know that Georgia's Runaway Negro Creek in Chatham County has been renamed to Freedom Creek. The small 1.5 mile body of water was named after runaway slaves over 150 years ago.

Freedom Creek is located near Georgia's Skidaway Island, a tony enclave of golf courses and tennis courts near Savannah, Georgia. Skidaway Island is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.

The creek runs along the edge of Skidaway Island State Park.

Many of the well-heeled residents were offended by the Runaway Negro Creek name. So the residents proposed a name change.

Photo

Last year, Senator Lester Jackson sponsored a bill to rename the creek. Lawmakers approved the new name, according to WJCL.

Then-Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal quietly signed off on the new name for the creek, originally "named after slaves that escaped the Skidaway plantation during the Civil War."

Now it's up to Georgia archive leaders to approve the name change. But first they appointed a board to investigate the history of the creek. The board plans to talk to Chatham County leaders about the history and the creek's importance, according to WJCL.

The board also plans to talk to local Native American Indians, whose ancestors named the creek after runaway slaves.

The board's investigation could take until next year.

Stock photo by Anton Petrus/Getty Images

  • Coy little wink
  • Rayscoty

    So they need to confirm if slaves really ran down the runway?

    This world so damaged ...

  • Guest

    Wendy has gone the f off on Kelvin Hunter. He has 48 hours to get out of the NJ mansion, he was fired from the show as her manager and that Ferrari was towed. Go Wendy!

  • Trey

    wow...how did that name last son long?

  • onelove

    you would think he will be with his new baby mama by now...he thought he was going to stay?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    link please!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Say what now?!?! *goes to find the tea*

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Site the source please...

  • Navybeans95

    My head hurts....I swear they will end up fixing everything steaming from slavery EXCEPT cutting a reparation check....smh

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
  • Renee26

    And the pic of the repo truck

  • Renee26

    What is there to investigate??

  • Navybeans95

    Love it...she's late but right on time....

  • MsPam

    NEW POST.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Wendy said see if I'm playing today.. Gravy train is OVA!!
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/wWue0rCDOphOE/giphy.gif

  • MsPam

    Black folks should of ask Obama for reparations.

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm with renaming things just can't erase the history behind it.
    School in Brooklyn renamed their school. Bergen is all over NY that family loved themselves some slaves and owned them. Bergen school will now be named after the first African American public school principal in NY Sarah Smith Garnet.

  • WinterIsComing

    FACTS.

  • OUBoyWonder

    Reparation check? Please tell me you are NOT falling for that nonsense "carrot in front of lazy Negroes faces." Never is going to happen and I, for one, say GOOD. Quit waiting for the government to give more free stuff to black folks. That's what's gotten us into this Fallen State as it is. I appreciate your service, thank you very much for helping keep our country safe, no jokes or sarcasm at all, sincerely thank you!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    why do they need to discuss it with the local Native American Indians? i would think a discussion of their racist sport logos and mascots would be of more interest to that particular group... but, whatever.

  • ALLMINE?

    Well in south America "NEGRO" means black.

  • Navybeans95

    Not in the mood today .....I work for my living....get awf my Di#$

  • Navybeans95

    Why would Obama give out reparations?....I'm confused.

  • xenaD

    Can’t wait for her book.. she said she’s writing one

  • Guest

    DM.

  • TriniHarlem

    If they are being real with history we are the native Americans they speak of. Depending on how far back they speaking of. We were the copper colored natives that they would post about.

  • Guest

    It seems like they(he and the baby momma) were riding around in a new expensive car every damn day. I hope all the damn cars get towed. Wendy not playing wit his ass.

  • Ryan

    "The board also plans to talk to local Native American Indians, whose ancestors named the creek after runaway slaves." - that wasn't said in the video and by that time the Native American population had long been decimated so who were these mythical ancestors? Those people who've lived there all these years chose the name and called that creek something else - and it wasn't "negro".

  • Kanyade

    "His groveling statement came after the flashy $215,000-plus gold Ferrari Portofino he gifted Hudson was seen being towed away - a day after Wendy hit him with the divorce papers."

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • iWasteTime
  • WinterIsComing

    ??????Tell that piece of sh!t to keep it pushing.

  • WhoKnew

    I like the new name. I'm wit it.

  • Renee26

    Busted dat bish face!!

  • iWasteTime

    the car on the flat bed in the article.
    Took me tf out!
    The nerve of him!!
    HE THOUGHT!

  • jay

    America shameful past. Terrible ! masking they're savage deeds through money and wealth. Ill gotten gains. But yet the generations of poverty that was created due to slavery don't deserve reparations ? That is why we have such terrible crime. So many left behind through psychological and generational poverty due to slavery. The impact is a permanent trauma if not corrected.

  • WhoKnew

    Open post: Sandra Eartha Mae Marrrcus Vivian Rose" can we please get a medical minute post on why some people walk on their tippy toes?

    I see this kid getting off the school bus in my neighborhood and youngin always walking on his tippy toes looking like he about to float into the air.

  • hottlanta

    I was taking one of my rare trips 2 cobb county n saw they had a lester maddox highway. Things never change.

  • joel adams

    Chile, if you drive 50 miles north of Atlanta the racist is so REAL. feel its 1940
    Go to Canton. You’ll see. Go further. White people start looking at you sideways

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this whole thing got my side-eye twitching. like, are they checking with them for their approval before changing something that's considered offensive to another group?

    and, what was the thinking during the civil war times when it was named as such? were those Indians 'honoring' the quest for freedom those slaves fought for (and died), or was it meant to be derogatory? are they discussing the change with descendants of Indians who still deny tribal inclusion to Indian-African descendants because of their Black/African ancestry? iont Harlem... i'm getting to be real cynical in my old age, LOL!

  • TriniHarlem

    More free stuff?!! Where and how Sway..nevermind I needed this comic relief ????

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Whooo chilay!!!! She is putting boots to neck!! Yaaasss.. Gravy train has ended!!!

  • Chicagowise

    Freedom Creek sounds sterile and the name diminishes the creek's true history. Why does everything have to sound like a Hallmark greeting card?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, what's the question here???????

  • Navybeans95

    Tell your relatives up in the Kentucky mountains to put shoes on before they go in Walmart....oh, and give all the foodstamps back.....blacks people aren't the only race receiving free shit....

  • TriniHarlem

    It's a lot to unpack. The thinking during the CW was simple literally and figuratively. I'm always cynical with the U.S. and their version of events. I believe nothing yt has taught. Less foggy that way

  • Ryan

    In the video it says that the local consel was reaching out to Natives for advice, not that they created the name. When it came to the name they didn't specify "who" came up with it.

  • Mo Laughz

    People are always quick to let wording fool them.."welfare"=black "subsidies" "grants"=white ..SAME DAM THING, different wording.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Took all these years to do that?

  • Kimberly King

    Speaking of racism, auntie are you gonna do a story on the white man in SC that hired someone to kill his black neighbor ? Well, he ended up firing an undercover FBI agent and he’s only getting a measly 10 years.

    Black people were on Nipsey Hussle posts talking about “the hood don’t love nobody” and blah blah blah. As I’ve said before, it doesn’t matter where you live.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh, sorry, i can't view the video at work. i was replying based on the statement up top regarding their ancestors naming the creek. thanks.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wise one, you are.

  • T865!

    Where’s all the yt commentators???? I guess it’s kinda hard to stoke the racial flames on this kind of article.. they must be over at TMZ trolling on an urban article. ?

  • chaisun

    You know they can’t make whites feel uncomfortable not matter how demonic their history is.

  • Renee26

    I HOLLERED

  • Ryan

    NP

  • dontgetblocked

    I like the name change but there should be signs posting the history of the creek.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy
  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy
  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Okay then, You can sign your check over to me. I promise to put it to good use ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Okay then, You can sign your check over to me. I promise to put it to good use ?

  • Li-Wright

    I think there should be a marker that explains that the creek was renamed and why.

  • Li-Wright

    I think there should be a marker that explains that the creek was renamed and why.

  • Chicagowise

    I like that idea.

  • Renee Bee
  • OvertheMississippi

    Often a symptom of autism.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A lot of babies walk on their tippy toes. But they usually stop by age 2 or 3.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Just yesterday I wrote that Black inmates get more time for the same offense as whites. Nothing has changed in 200 years.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I've been to Canton. The wyte folk were fine. I was the nervous wreck l0l!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Freedom...it's got my vote. Or maybe "Free At Last" creek?

  • Eileen

    Wonderful...

  • Eileen

    Yes I agree, write the Governor

  • Trace da Ace

    Thats great and all....but its 2019..and they are JUST NOW changing the name?? smdh.....

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/b6794BON0ds Keith
  • http://meetuplove.com/9wjIUvFaYGds Shaun
  • http://meetuplove.com/8rd2Lf5Kenhkds Mike Rich
  • http://dateme-meetup.site/OUdliQshSRds Evelyn
  • http://meetup-date.website/dcbAz8VojtXds Bernice Phelps
  • http://dateme-meetup.site/esliyL40Hqds Eleanor
  • http://dateme-meetup.site/WTcaG20E90ghds Billy lutz
  • http://meetup-date.website/2KYTpNCuds Banana
  • http://dateme-meetup.site/PY4aOtX9Gds Lillian
  • http://dateme-meetup.site/iGZEwXLqds Madison