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Sunday, March 18, 2012

African American History Lesson on Justified

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Mystery Scene
by Oline Cogdill

And in this third season, Justified gives us a history lesson in the form of Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson) who rules the African-American enclave of Nobles Holler.

Nobles Holler is based on Kentucky’s Coe Ridge Colony, which was a small area settled and maintained by emancipated slaves following the Civil War. Coe Ridge existed for nearly 100 years, in constant battle to defend itself against those who wanted to destroy it. According to the legends, Coe Ridge residents would use whatever was necessary to perserve its people and culture.

It also became a refuge for white women fleeing from abusive homes from all over the state. Even the most abusive, nastiest husbands weren’t stupid enough to try to venture into Coe Ridge to find their wives. 



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