A Plan to Preserve Gullah Geechee Culture

Jul 23, 2012

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.

Several African-American historic sites across Durham are being considered for historic designation. Preservation officials say criteria include sites where significant events took place, buildings with architectural significance, and homes of prominent African-American families. Bob Ashley is the executive director of Preservation Durham. He says there are quite a few contenders for designation.