• An array of sweetgrass baskets.

    Gullah/Geechee

    Cultural Heritage Corridor FL,GA,NC,SC

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Charles Williams, native of the Gullah Geechee community is making a cast net that will be used for the fishing and shrimping season.

Diedre Laird

African-Americans who reside under the cultural umbrella of the Gullah/Geechee Corridor have retained their African heritage to a strong degree. This heritage is reflected within their naming traditions, linguistic patterns/African vocabulary, worldview, philosophy, African religious syncretism, ring-shouts, sweetgrass basket weaving, mortar & pestle use, diet/cooking methods, carving traditions, fishing methods (net making and casting), quilting pattens (African symbolism), rice cultivation, and storytelling traditions.