Created to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Gullah Geechee culture and traditions
We aim to develop methods that will provide Gullah Geechee people with skills in identifying and preserving sites, historical data, artifacts, and objects associated with Gullah Geechee people and culture, for the benefit and education of all. We accomplish these goals by working with communities to preserve African and African-American burial grounds, identity and history.
The Gullah Society has outlined the following priorities to our vision for the future:
1. Burial Grounds Create partnerships with local, regional and national organizations to promote the preservation of African/African-American burial grounds.
2. Research and Education Increase our outreach to the community, so that more people can become aware of the achievements, contributions, and importance of Gullah Geechee Culture, especially African descendant youth.
3. Professional Development Increase public awareness of neglected African/African-American burial grounds, train communities and provide citizens with skills and access to resources for the preservation and maintenance of burial grounds. Work with schools and colleges to engage students and interns in public history and preservation.
4. Financial Development
Establish the Gullah Society as a sustainable nonprofit organization, through a combination of private, corporate and governmental consulting work, donations and project grants.
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The Gullah Society P.O. Box 2187 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465