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Black History Resources: Gullah Culture

Check out the SC State Library's collection of works on Gullah culture

Shadows of the Gullah Geechee Photography Exhibit by Pete Marovich

The South Carolina State Library hosted documentary photographer Pete Marovich's "Shadows of the Gullah Geechee" photo exhibit from February 2 to March 30, 2018.

The work explores the lives and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in communities from Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Ga., to Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island, S.C. The project captures everyday moments of work, play, worship and resilience of the Gullah Geechee people as they are under increasing pressures from encroaching development and rising taxes.

Seventeen images from Shadows of the Gullah Geechee, have been accepted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A selection of images from this collection are also part of the permanent collection at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island, S.C.

A documentary about the remarkable connections between the Gullah people of SC and the people of Sierra Leone. View the entire film at Folkstreams

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Search the SCLENDS catalog to find more print books, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and more from participating libraries across the state. Apply for a  SC State Library card to borrow these materials.