Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles

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The Golden Isles are home to a long and proud African American and Gullah Geechee heritage. Ibo Landing was the site of a mass suicide in protest of slavery, the slave ship Wanderer landed on Jekyll Island and, thanks to preservation efforts, the Historic Harrington School still stands on St. Simons Island. From the Selden Normal and Industrial Institute to the tabby cabins of Hamilton Plantation, authors Amy Roberts and Patrick Holladay explore the rich history of the region’s islands and their people, including such local notables as Deaconess Alexander, Jim Brown, Neptune Small, Hazel Floyd and the Georgia Sea Island Singers.
ISBN: 9781467141185
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: American Heritage
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Amy Roberts is the executive director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and an island tour guide for more than twenty years. Amy was born and raised on St. Simons Island and is a direct descendant of enslaved West Africans who were brought to the Golden Isles on the Wanderer slave ship. Amy is deeply involved with her community and is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, the NAACCP Image Award and the Golden Isles Hospitality Shared Vision Award. Patrick Holladay is an academic, researcher and writer whose main research revolves around sustainability, resilience and community development. Patrick is highly involved with a number of professional and community groups and is the president of the Friends of the Harrington School, which is the support organization for the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.
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