Gullah Geechee Storyteller Preserves a Painful Past

The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of West African slaves brought to the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia, and northern Florida, whose geographic isolation helped them retain a distinct culture and language. In chronicling the injustice her ancestors faced, South Carolina Gullah storyteller Theresa Jenkins Hilliard seeks to make their struggle real and relevant to younger generations.

Read more about Gullah Geechee heritage.

Read about South Carolina's ACE Basin online in National Geographic magazine.