2007 Gullah Commission Announcement
Contact: Michael Allen, (843) 881-5516 x 12
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) for the States of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are pleased to announce the establishment of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. A press conference will be held on Monday October 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM in the Mckinley Washington Auditorium located at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston, 125 Bull Street, Charleston SC.
The Secretary of Interior was charged with establishing the Commission to oversee development and management of the new Heritage Corridor. This Commission includes four individuals nominated by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) of South Carolina and two individuals each nominated by the SHPOs for Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Two individuals from South Carolina and one individual each from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina who are recognized experts in historic preservation, anthropology, and folklore were nominated by the National Park Service.
The cultural resource experts and alternates are:
For additional information regarding this event or the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission please call Michael Allen, Educational Specialist at Charles Pinckney NHS at 843-881-5516 ext 12.
Did You Know?
The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC