From the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission:
RESEARCH | Are you a community member, student, professor, artist or independent scholar engaged in studying some aspect of Gullah Geechee culture or land use? In January 2018, the Commission will begin convening a free, monthly conference call designed to help facilitate your research and creative work in the Corridor.
We want to help you identify where existing primary materials reside, currents sites of research, potential local/state/federal funders and who your colleagues are in this important work. We want to identify common research challenges and find systemic solutions. This is also your chance to pose questions directly to the Commission about how your work intersects with ours and the National Park Service’s National Heritage Area Program.
To join this group and receive the invitation to the calls, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Research Group” or call the Commission at 843.818.4587. Visit online.
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Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Endangered Culture Embraced by African Americans in US South
The lives and rich traditions of descendants of West African slaves who live in southern coastal regions of the eastern United States are being showcased at a museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum also profiles an African American scholar whose research first connected the Gullah-Geechee people with the language and culture of their ancestors. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports on efforts to educate people about the Gullah people while promoting preservation of their culture and traditions.