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Taxes Threaten an Island Culture in Georgia

By KIM SEVERSON Published: September 25, 2012 New York Times

SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. — Once the huge property tax bills started coming, telephones started ringing. It did not take long for the 50 or so people who live on this largely undeveloped barrier island to realize that life was about to get worse.

Sapelo […]

McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

The McIntosh County Shouters is a ten-member Gullah-Geechee group that began performing professionally in 1980. They have educated and entertained audiences around the United States with the “ring shout,” a compelling fusion of counterclockwise dance-like movement, call-and-response singing, and percussion consisting of hand claps and a stick beating the rhythm on a wooden floor. African […]

Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Hosts Seafood Festival

November 3, 2010 | Posted by Nicole Smith in EDF Oceans General, Fishermen Voices, Seafood, South Atlantic

Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Seafood Festival in St. Helena Island, SC.

A perk of working with fishermen is of course getting a chance to taste some of the best seafood around. When I learned that the Gullah/Geechee Fishing […]

Still Gullah: A Sea Island Sister Struggles to Preserve the Old Ways

Still Gullah: A Sea Island Sister Struggles to Preserve the Old Ways by Cornelia Bailey Essence Magazine Feb. 1998

Cornelia Bailey gathers silver grass and life everlasting, an herb used by her grandfather to make medicinal tea, on Sapelo Island. Bailey received a 2004 Governor's Award in the Humanities for her efforts to preserve […]

Living in the Low Country: The Gullah’s Struggle to Keep Their Traditions Alive

Living in the Low Country In the South, the Gullah struggle to keep their traditions alive By Whitney Dangerfield, June 01, 2007

The Gullah Geechee perform an ancestral ceremony on Sullivan's Island.

In Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, along Highway 17, a middle-aged African American man sits on a lawn chair in the […]