Gullah Geechee culture

The Gullah Geechee corridor extends down the coast from North Carolina to northern Florida. Gullah Geechee people speak a creole language and have a distinctive African-rooted culture that has been preserved, in large part, due to geographic isolation. Gullah Geechee communities were established by Africans brought to the South as slaves, and these communities became increasingly insular after emancipation. These communities are now being threatened due to commercial development and increasing taxes.

You can catch a small glimpse into the culture with this photo series.