Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

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Sweetgrass basket made by the Gullah culture of coastal Georgia or South Carolina

The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends along the coast of the southeastern United States through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in recognition of the Gullah (or Geechee) people and culture. The corridor is administered as a National Heritage Area in partnership between the National Park Service and local governments and cultural and tourism authorities.[1]

The corridor is specifically focused on 79 Atlantic barrier islands within the designated area and their African-American inhabitants, and adjoining areas within 30 miles (48 km) of the coastline.[1] The corridor includes Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, from which it is administered.[2]

The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor was designated in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Background". Gullah/Geechee National Heritage Corridor. National Park Service. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "What is a National Heritage Area?". Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. National Park Service. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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