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The Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission is holding a quarterly meeting today at the Avery Center on the College of Charleston campus to discuss preserving the sea island heritage of the Southeast coast.
The sea island culture known as Geechee that runs along the coast from North Carolina to Florida is threatened by rapid coastal development.
The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming and fishing traditions, all exhibit strong influences from West and Central African cultures and their influence can be found throughout the Lowcountry.
Protecting their beautiful culture and landscape is an effort that we all should support.
Pop over to the brief on today's meeting over in The State.