The Gullah story began in the Southeastern US as the struggle for freedom by the enslaved peoples of West African descent, and developed into the vibrant and tradition-rich Gullah/Geechee culture. Through an intersection of political, social, and historical circumstances the Gullah people created their culturally fertile way of life within their language, foods, music, skills, and art. Though born of heartache and saved through perseverance, the Gullah culture has not only survived, but still flourishes today.
There are an estimated 300,000 Gullah living along the southeastern coast in a “living, breathing” culture – vibrant and comfortable in its own heritage and determined to continue its legacy. See why Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island and Bluffton are a ‘must-visit’ during your trip – explore the history, cuisine and stories here: http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/gullah/