New Partnership to Reintroduce Indigo on Sapelo Island

The Cornelia Walker Bailey Program on Land and Agriculture has entered into a partnership with the International Center for Indigo Culture (ICIC) and the State […]

Heynen and Bailey Awarded Grant from UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

Co-Directors Nik Heynen and Maurice Bailey were notified that they have been awarded a research grant titled “Remembering Yesterday, Fighting for Tomorrow: The Cornelia Walker […]

New Phase of SICARS Sugarcane Project Begins

Phase 3 of SICARS Sugarcane Project Begins

A new crop of purple ribbon sugarcane was planted on Sapelo Island this week. As part of a long-term project being led by the Sapelo […]

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Assists with Sugarcane Harvest at SICARS

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Assists with Sugarcane Harvest at SICARS

This week, a group of volunteers connected to the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program spent several days on Sapelo Island to assist with the harvesting of […]

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Partners with Davidson College

Students from Davidson College were able to visit Sapelo Island and provide assistance with the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program. Two of the students—Jennifer Thompson and […]

The sinking islands of the Southern US

The sinking islands of the Southern US

The rich traditions of the Gullah Geechee are at risk of being lost, threatened by what is arguably one of the most harrowing issues the […]

Heynen and Hardy Awarded NSF Grant

Nik Heynen and Dean Hardy have been awarded a NSF Research Grant titled “A Socio-Ecological Investigation of the Long-Term Impacts of Uneven Exurban Development, Sea-Level […]

Second Phase of SICARS Sugarcane Project Underway

After the floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Irma subsided it seemed our efforts to revive sugarcane on Sapelo Island might be over as the first […]

Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island

Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island

“Like most folks, I met Cornelia Walker Bailey—a dark sturdy trunk of a woman, handsome and regal—when I first set foot on the exquisite spit […]

Even though Black history month is over, we continue to celebrate Black history through the life and legacy of Cornelia Bailey. See the #BlackCom2018 presentation about Cornelia Walker Bailey here https://t.co/x8fdkIuC5y https://t.co/Q1V98olaze

"I am Sapelo and all the hundreds of others who are descendants; we who remain here is Sapelo. We are one, bound by the spirit of an island and Bulallah the slave. Bound by high tide, fields, gossips, smoke mullet, and our faith." Cornelia Walker Bailey

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