Published on 14th December 2018 by

Gullah Island (2002) – The Sea Islands, off the Carolina and Georgia coasts, are home to a people known as “The Gullah”, descendants of former slaves from Africa.

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Queen Quet is spokesman for the Gullah people. She has returned to her roots on the Sea Islands to reinvigorate and protect the Gullah traditions in music, food, language and spirituality. “The world has been very effective at burying African culture of any sort and of eliminating thoughts of slavery,” says Quet. Thousands of Gullah descend on the islands every year, journeying back to the old plantations that their ancestors won from their masters in the civil war, 140 years ago. But real estate agents are rearing their ugly heads, and the Gullah way of life is under threat due to a plague of golf courses and gated communities.

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