Red Peas Are the Backbone of an Island Community off the Georgia Coast

Red Peas Are the Backbone of an Island Community off the Georgia Coast

Sapelo, a barrier island in Georgia south of Savannah, is home to a population of people who self-identify as Geechees — descendants of slaves and […]

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 […]

Taxes Threaten an Island Culture in Georgia

Taxes Threaten an Island Culture in Georgia

SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. — Once the huge property tax bills started coming, telephones started ringing. It did not take long for the 50 or so […]

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