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Gullah Geechee reunion brunch

A Gullah Geechee reunion brunch at the Herndon Home

Many African American families in Georgia have roots in the Sea Islands, often expressed through food that revolves around seafood and rice and okra, which were introduced to the Americas from West Africa during the slave trade.
Cornelia Walker Bailey

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.

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