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 […]

Whitney Barr, First Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Honor Scholarship Recipient

The boat over to Sapelo Island one morning this past summer was a living cross-section of people who live, work, or visit this unique barrier […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Cornelia Walker Bailey, A Giant Of Gullah Geechee Culture

Remembering Cornelia Walker Bailey, A Giant Of Gullah Geechee Culture

On the coastal edge of Georgia sits a small, dwindling community known as the Gullah Geechee. The people in the community are direct descendants of […]

Geechee community endures on Sapelo Island, but just barely

Geechee community endures on Sapelo Island, but just barely

Belle Marsh. Lumber Landing. Shell Hammock. Raccoon Bluff. The names of the slave and freedmen communities on Sapelo Island are as poetic and picturesque as […]

Gullah-Geechee Residents Fight Sapelo Island Development

Gullah-Geechee Residents Fight Sapelo Island Development

Most of Sapelo Island is a wildlife preserve owned by the state: bright white beaches, wide-open salt marsh and giant live oak trees with Spanish […]

How Slaves Shaped American Cooking

How Slaves Shaped American Cooking

Growing up on Sapelo Island, Georgia, Cornelia Walker Bailey never thought of red peas as anything special. Sapelo, a barrier island about the size of […]

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