CHARLESTON WAS BUILT BY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. HERE WE HAVE THE REMAINS OF 36 PEOPLE WHO KNEW THAT TRUTH FIRSTHAND.
When the remains of 36 individuals were unearthed at the Gaillard Center in 2013, so were a mountain of questions: Who were these people? How did they come to be buried here? And most importantly—what are their stories?
Historical, archaeological and ongoing DNA research tells us that these 36 women, men and children were buried between 1750 and 1800. Some were born in Africa and others were born South Carolina.
Our Charleston ancestors WOKE to remind us of our shared PAST and to proclaim their humanity. We rebury them with dignity and honor in the PRESENT. They inspire us to create a FUTURE of greater reconciliation, truth, equity and healing.
We have a series of events planned for April 27th through May 5th, 2019, please join us to honor and remember Charleston's ancestors!
We'd love to hear from you!
The Gullah Society P.O. Box 2187 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465