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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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 amy.carter@agr.georgia.gov 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 […]

State legislature Working to Permit Sale of Heritage Preserve Lands to Private Entities

by Dean Hardy, Maurice Bailey, and Nik Heynen in the Darien News Georgia’s heritage preserves are spread across the state. Many residents consider them an […]

Re-earthing Sapelo Island

“A plantation can be a commons”: Re-Earthing Sapelo Island through Abolition Ecology

by Nik Heynen in Antipode This paper is based on the 2018 Neil Smith Lecture presented at the University of St Andrews. It considers the […]

Success in the Sugarcane Fields: A Look into This Year’s Harvest

Last week, volunteers associated with the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program participated in the harvesting of sugarcane in conjunction with the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization […]

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