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 moss hanging down.

The ferry to the island mostly carries visitors on day trips with cameras and binoculars and backpacks.

But a few dozen people live here in one of the largest remaining Gullah-Geechee communities in the country…

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Gullah-Geechee Residents Fight Sapelo Island Development

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