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CL Lecture: Barry Pell – Gullah Geechee – African Communities on the Barrier Islands of the American South
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
CL Lecture: Barry Pell – Gullah Geechee – African Communities on the Barrier Islands of the American South will be at 7:30 pm on Zoom. The Gullah Geechee are descendants of people from Sierra Leone and other neighboring countries of the West African rice coast. They were kidnapped, enslaved, and taken to the barrier islands and coastal Low Country of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Over the centuries, the Gullah Geechee communities have retained a deep connection to Africa in their skills, language, arts and traditions. Barry Pell recently traveled to the barrier islands and adjacent coast where the Gullah Geechee people have lived for centuries, first as rice plantation slaves and then as freedmen. In this program, accompanied by his photography, he will discuss how they have preserved their African roots, heritage, and culture, while resisting pressures by developers for their valuable and pristine lands.
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