“It is found, determined, and declared that:

(1) There is an urgent public need to preserve important and endangered historical areas
in Georgia for the benefit of present and future generations;

(2) Many historical areas, because of Georgia’s rapid progress over the past decade, have
been altered and their value as a part of our heritage lost, and the few such remaining areas
are in danger of being irreparably altered;

(3) Black culture is an important component of the history of Georgia…”

Read the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority Act in its entirety

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