Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor

I just read the plan for the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor prepared by the Commission for The Department of the Interior and it is amazing! If you are a Gullah descendant, I cannot stress enough...just how monumental this four-state 8.2 acre preservation project is...if i am to believe what i read we can look forward to a future where not only the folkways attributed to sea island gullah life are preserved but where the very people preserving them are rightly recognized and no longer lost like GHOSTS...Finally, Finally...if i get my way, we will finally know "Doll" as a person and not as "..a negro girl with child."...Finally, we will have OURSELVES, we will own our own identities...because we refused to give up...we flooded libraries and museums...taking each piece of our identity back...one by one. And just like during Reconstruction...we will run...we will run at a frantic pace to eachother...ALL-THE-WAY-HOME...

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