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Gullah given money to preserve their culture - BBC News

Its official name is the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, but what it represents is a lifeline to America's oldest African way of life.

Known as Gullah in the Carolinas, and Geechee in Florida and Georgia, it's a multi-faceted language that blends African tribal dialects with mainly pre-20th Century English.

It's also a coherent culture that melds African village life with the very different surroundings of colonial America, and the forced indignities of plantation slavery.

It has existed on America's south-east coast ever since the first slave ships began arriving.

Last year, Congress passed laws identifying the corridor, and established a budget of $10m, for the nurturing and promotion of Gullah-Geechee sites all along the coast.

More here...http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri cas/6532403.stm

Whoo hoo for preservation of their culture, unique and very special. (Crossposted to southernwitch and rootworkers)
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