October 8, 2012 – Segment 1

You may remember the film, Daughters of the Dust, about the Geechee (sometimes called Gullah) people, Creole-speaking descendents of West African slaves who have lived on Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia for the past 200 years.

 

You may remember the film, Daughters of the Dust, about the Geechee (sometimes called Gullah) people, Creole-speaking descendents of West African slaves who have lived on Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia for the past 200 years.

 

Well, sadly, tourism and commerce are now threatening to take over the island and destroy their culture. We begin tonight’s show at 5:00 with a discussion of the effort to preserve the Geechee land and culture, with journalist Imara Jones, Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com.

 

 

Written by Marc Steiner

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