Descendants owned nearly 1100 acres on Sapelo Island around the year 1900; Almost 300 acres in Hog Hammock in 1891. While still the majority owner […]
Research Brief #01: Population
Sapelo Island’s Black population and Black landownership both steadily increased throughout the 1800s. Following the Civil War and the failure of the U.S. government’s attempt […]
How to hold back the ocean
Making Contact’s reporter Claire Reynolds interviews coastal residents, activists, and scientists about responding to sea level rise on Sapelo Island and beyond. As climate change […]
“We’re still here”: An Abolition Ecology Blockade of Double Dispossession of Gullah/Geechee Land
by Dean Hardy, Maurice Bailey, and Nik Heynen in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers Narratives of resilience to sea-level rise too often […]
“I am Sapelo”: Racialized Uneven Development and Land Politics within the Gullah Geechee Corridor
by Dean Hardy and Nik Heynen in Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space The history of land struggles in the United States demonstrates how […]
New York Times Article about Sapelo Sugarcane Project
Reviving a Crop and an African-American Culture, Stalk by Stalk On the Georgia coast, Maurice Bailey is making sugar cane syrup as a way to […]
Story in The Bitter Southerner that covers Sapelo Island Sugarcane Project
Story by SHANE MITCHELL | Photographs by RINNE ALLEN (excerpt from bottom of story) The next morning, before leaving on the ferry, Maurice Bailey handed […]
Article in Georgia Farmers and Consumer Market Bulletin about Sapelo Sugarcane Project
Sugarcane is the foundation of efforts to preserve, revitalize Geechee culture on Sapelo Island By Amy Carter email@example.com Sapelo Island was the epicenter of early […]
Scalawag article by Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen: Sweet (and sticky) redemption
Gullah/Geechee of Sapelo Island reclaim sugarcane to fight cultural erasure There is no U.S. agricultural history without the expertise and labor of African people who […]
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