Islands of the Gullah

The Sea Island people of the East Coast of the United States have a unique culture, language, spirituality and connection to family.

Direct descendants of slaves brought from Angola, Sierra Leone and other African lands, the Gullah (or Geechee) still live along the Gullah Corridor from North Carolina to Florida.

Of course, the Loving God of the Christians was forced on them, but the resilient Gullah retained some ancient beliefs from their homeland in Africa.  As Emory Campbell from Hilton Head Island says,

“Our spirituality has always been secured by an abiding faith in varied historic beliefs that may transcend religions and denominations.”

As refreshing as a breeze from the Atlantic, this statement reveals the transcendent heart of the Gullah people.

The photo mosaic presents scenes from several days spent on the South Carolina and Georgia coast.

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