Tag Archives: Gullah

Rice Connections in the African Diaspora

In December 2016, ethno-botanist and Trinidad native Francis Morean sponsored and organized the first Hill Rice Symposium on the island nation. This blog’s author had the privileged of being a presenter and participant. A number of distinguished persons representing different … Continue reading

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Column Considers Gullah Names from the Rice Kingdom

Columnist Farooq Kperogi at All Africa reflects on naming among the Gullah as recorded in Lorenzo Dow Turner in the 1930s. Kperogi’s piece is interesting for several reasons including his comparison to recent or current names in different West African … Continue reading

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Artist Jonathan Green Continues to Educate and Inspire

Jonathan Green received a nice treatment in the Charleston City Paper in which they highlighted his many current projects tied to educating people about the Rice Kingdom. In addition to being the founder and leader of the Lowcountry Rice Culture … Continue reading

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Gullah Corridor As Tourist Destination

The Salem Gazette (MA) ran a substantial story on the Gullah – Geechee Corridor and its ties to rice culture recently. The piece gives a nice primer on the recent history of the Corridor.

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Gullah-Geechee Corridor in AJC

The Atlanta Journal Constitution spread the word on the Gullah-Geechee Corridor complete with a nod to rice culture in a recent edition. They focused on the presentation of Gullah culture and slave life on Boone Hall Plantation for what was … Continue reading

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Knock-off Imported Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass baskets are a Gullah craft in the Rice Kingdom. Africans brought as slaves adapted their weaving techniques to new flora and new circumstances and the craft has become widely appreciated in the last fifty years. So much so, in … Continue reading

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