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SC African American Heritage – Gullah Culture, Language, Traditions

Festivals | Heritage | Music | Art | Churches | Food | West African Tradition

Gullah – pronounced GULL-uh – is the Creole language developed by enslaved Africans living along the Atlantic coast from southern North Carolina to northern Florida.

This language, which is primarily a mixture of English and African, made communication between planters and slaves possible.

Gullah – An Overview

  • What is Gullah? - overview - includes example words, foods, beliefs
  • Where is Gullah? - map of Gullah's native range, along the southern coast from upper Florida to lower North Carolina
  • Gullah Net - children can learn about Gullah culture, language, and traditions from Aunt Pearlie-Sue!

SC Gullah Language

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SC Black Cemeteries

  • Graveyards, cemeteries - also includes information about burial traditions, fellowship societies, and current preservation efforts

SC Black Food

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