Tag: Gullah Culture

Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

The term "Gullah" or "Geechee" describes a unique group of African Americans descended from enslaved Africans who settled along the Atlantic coast, often on sea islands, between what is now Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, FL. Gullah is a broad living culture embracing the political, social, economic, linguistic, and artistic life of native African-American Sea Islanders. … Continue reading Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 30 October 2016.  Some African-Americans of the Sea Islands still believe in multiple souls: the "soul" leaves the body and returns … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

Abbie Holmes Christensen, 1852- 1938: A List of Materials & Links

The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and natural history of our area. Abbie Holmes Christensen, folklorist, educator, and suffragist, was a notable figure in our county's past.