Mar 24, 2008 · Historically, the Gullah region once extended north to the Cape Fear area on the coast of North Carolina and south to the vicinity of Jacksonville on the coast of Florida; but today the Gullah area is confined to the South Carolina and Georgia Low Country. The Gullah people are also called Geechee, especially in Georgia. Marshlands House - Beaufort, South Carolina. Extending along the coast from the border of North and South Carolina to Amelia Island, Florida, and approximately thirty miles inland, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is comprised of the descendants of Africans once enslaved in the lowcountry and coastal British Empire.

Born Joseph P. Bryant, he grew up speaking English, but gained fluency in Geechee and Gullah—the languages of his slave great-grandparents who toiled on the islands' rice plantations—as a child. Now, as reverend of the Third Macedonia Baptist Church in Burton (a suburb of Beaufort),... Jul 17, 2013 · Glover, 23, is a native of rural St. Helena Island in the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. The island is part of a new national heritage corridor to preserve and promote the unique African culture and language called Gullah Geechee that survived on the isolated sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia for centuries. The first day on South Carolina’s St. Helena Island involves stopping by Gullah Grub, a restaurant opened by local Renaissance man and walking Gullah/Geechee mascot, Bill Green. On an already warm morning, I find Green — huntsman, hound trainer, fisherman, chef and television personality, in the back lot of his restaurant.