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Mon July 23, 2012
A Plan to Preserve Gullah Geechee Culture
The Gullah Gechee Historical Corridor Commission has released a plan to preserve the endangered culture of slave descendants who worked on rice plantations along the coast.
Asma Khalid: The Gullah Gechee corridor stretches from the southern coast of North Carolina to Florida. The plan focuses on educating people about Gullah life. It also highlights the need to document specific sites for preservation, and also promote businesses that will ultimately have a positive effect on Gullah culture. Michael Allen leads the Gullah Geechee Commission. He says his mission is to figure out.
Michael Allen: How can this be used as an educational opportunity to not only teach people of Gullah-Gechee persuasion, but the larger population of folks living in America, not just North Carolina?
The plan is available for public comment online through August 17. It will then eventually go to the National Park Service for approval.