Last week, the part of the East Coast called the Gullah Geechee Cultural Corridor was represented at the Organization of American History. The corridor is now protected and preserved through the National Park Service.
Of the 40 government-run Heritage Corridors in the United States, this is the first and only one dedicated to preserving the heritage and culture of African Americans. The Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor runs along the coast -from above Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, Florida.
Now that the corridor is part of the Parks Service, Michael Allen of the Parks Service has to report on how this historical culture is being preserved on the local level.
(Listen to selection of Allen’s interview with SCRN’s Ashley Byrd MP3 3:35)
Listen to selection of Allen’s interview with SCRN’s Ashley Byrd MP3