Tag Archives: Gullah

Hurricanes, Florence and Evacuating the Rice Kingdom

With the approach of Hurricane Florence this week, many news outlets took note of the fact that frequently Gullah people do not evacuate. Stories covering that topic can be found in: The New York Times (disappointingly, they suggest St. Helena … Continue reading

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Effort Afoot to Preserve Historic AME Church in Rice Kingdom

The Star News published a story highlighting efforts by the North Carolina Land Trust to preserve the historic Reaves Chapel AME church. The chapel dates to the 1880s in the Cape Fear Region known as Navassa. Navassa is a collection … Continue reading

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The Daise’s Career as Gullah Educators and Artists Continues

I have had the privileged of meeting Ron and Natalie Daise. They are consummate performers. To be that would be enough, but each has additional skills and callings. Natalie has become an artist of Lowcountry ad Gullah themed paintings. Ron … Continue reading

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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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