6-7-01 First Gullah PPT

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Rapid Rural Appraisal: A Study of Gullah/Geechee Culture By Charles W. Jarrett, Ph.D. & David M. Lucas, Ph.D.
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The Gullah/Geechee Demonstrate great African influences Less genetically mixed than other blacks Survived force labor of the plantation years Sustain a vibrant culture of music,dance, food, language, basketry and art Their traditions contrast greatly with the modern encroachment of the modern world
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They Have a Queen! Queen Quet Tells the Gullah/Geechee Story She teaches others about Gullah culture
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Unformatted text preview: • She “heads” the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Why Study the Gullahs? • They have a unique culture and language • They have contributed greatly to the culture of the United States • Understanding our differences makes us stronger • The marginalized and disenfranchised voices deserve to be heard! Keeping the Traditional Crafts • Samuel Moultrie and his assistant Ivan hand craft a shrimping boat called a “bateau.” They are making it the “old fashioned way.”...
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