Coastal residents aim to preserve rich African culture

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Rural Mission News | Comments Off on Coastal residents aim to preserve rich African culture

Those who visit or volunteer with the Rural Mission quickly become aware of the special heritage of the Sea Islands families we serve. These families are descendants of a way of life, beliefs and way of speaking known as Gullah. Many of our long time volunteers are very fond of and highly respectful of this unique way of life that is a product of the isolation and rural nature of the Sea Island people for generations. Larry Copeland of USA Today has done a wonderful job of capturing this heritage within this story. This is the story of the roots of the Rural Mission deep within these beautiful islands and their people.

 

Here is a link to Larry Copeland’s USA Today story.