What the Color ‘Haint Blue’ Means to the Descendants of Enslaved Africans

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At this Gullah Geechee home on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, painted doors and shutters keep out evil spirits called "haints." DAWNA MOORE / ALAMY

In the Lowcountry, the unique shade is both protective talisman and source of unspeakable suffering.

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