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The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a new Georgia Civil Rights Trail historical marker recently recognizing the legacy of Ibo Landing in Glynn County.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a new Georgia Civil Rights Trail historical marker recently recognizing the legacy of Ibo Landing in Glynn County. This is the first historical marker that discusses the importance of oral tradition in the remembrance of historical events.

Ibo Landing (also spelled Ebo and Igbo) is one of the most storied events in St. Simons Island history. In 1803, captive members of the Igbo tribe of West Africa revolted on their slave ship in Dunbar Creek. They chose to drown rather than be enslaved.