gullah - SPEECH: Title: Sweet Grass and Story Telling: the...

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SPEECH: Title: Sweet Grass and Story Telling: the Gullah Way General purpose: to inform Specific purpose: After listening to my speech, audience members will have a better understanding of the Gullah culture. Thesis: Gullah is not only a language but a culture consisting of art, food, and story telling. Gu’d ebenin’ meshelf nahm e’s _________. T’night meshelf gwine talk’um ‘bout guh Gullah way off-uh lib. Good evening, my name is _______ and tonight I am going to share with you a bit about the Gullah way of life. When most people think of Gullah they usually think about the language. According to Joseph Opala, a Professor at Yale, Gullah is so much more than a language it’s a culture consisting of heritage, customs, art, music, food, and yes a language. <transition: Now that I have given you a brief overview lets dig a little deeper into the roots of Gullah> Gullah is most dominant in the costal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. According to American Folklore, the Charleston Colony founded in the late 1600’s, was the geological center of Gullah. Planters from Barbados founded Charleston Colony by brining slaves from Ghana and Nigeria that had experience in rice cultivation. Imagine
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 250 taught by Professor Lossie during the Fall '07 term at Clemson.

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