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Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island
Cornelia Walker Bailey knew Sapelo Island’s history and was determined to get it straight. As the unofficial griot (a West African term for a historian or storyteller) of Hog Hammock, the last remaining of the original African American communities founded by the island’s population of freed slaves and their descendants, she taught it every chance she got.
Tina McElroy Ansa’s Thoughts of Home: The view from out front
I know it is cliche, the wide Southern porch where one is always being served or serving a cool drink on a hot summer day. Well, cliche be damned! For a girl who liked to daydream and read more than she enjoyed running around outside, porches were essential.