Gullah History for Black History Month

As you well know by now, February is Black History Month.

Consider honoring the history of the Gullah people by listening to local attorney Scott Graber's preview and introduction to Black Yeomanry: Life on St. Helena Island by Thomas Jackson Woofter via the CityTrex podcast page. He reviewed the book as part of the 2011 Books-Sandwiched-In series. Scroll down to the bottom to find the his podcast.

Similar books that are about Gullah life in the Sea Islands that we recommend are:

975.799 JOH A social history of the Sea Islands : with special reference to St. Helena Island, South Carolina by Guion Griffis Johnson (BEA, BLU)

SC 398 JOH Folk culture on St. Helena Island, South Carolina by Guy B. Johnson. (BDC, HHI)

Just a reminder: The Gullah Celebration continues on Hilton Head Island. Why not go check out the food, festivities and fun while learning more about Native Islander and Gullah culture?

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.