The Gullah history is well known in South and North Carolina. Not many people know that Georgia also has a huge historical significance in the Gullah history. This particular Gullah tour is an opportunity to get to know that part of the Gullah culture.
This tour begins on July 7- 14, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina
9:00am Visit Sullivan’s Island
11:00am Visit local Plantation
9:00am Leave hotel for downtown Charleston
11:00am – Charleston Gullah Tour
4:00pm Barbados connection to Charleston
7:00pm Dinner in North Charleston
8:00am Travel to Savannah Georgia
Check in Hotel
3:00pm Hop on the Savannah Tour
Visit the Pinpoint Heritage Museum
Gullah Cooking Class (option)
9:00am Travel to Harris Neck Georgia
Visit Geechee Kunda Museum
Check in at hotel in Darien, Georgia
8:00am Ferry to Sapelo Island
Tour Sapelo Island
9:00am Leave for St. Augustine, Florida
Visit Fort Mose
Visit American Beach
WHY THE GULLAH TOUR?
The Gullah are a distinctive group of Black Americans from Coastal South Carolina and Coastal Georgia in the southeastern United States. They live in small farming and fishing communities along the Atlantic coastal plain and on the chain of Sea Islands which runs parallel to the coast. Because of their geographical isolation and strong community life, the Gullah have been able to preserve more of their African cultural heritage than any other group of Black Americans. They speak a creole language similar to Sierra Leone Krio, use African names, tell African folktales, make African-style handicrafts such as baskets and carved walking sticks, and enjoy a rich cuisine based primarily on rice.
The Gullah people are directly descended from the slaves who labored on the rice plantations, and their language reflects significant influences from Sierra Leone and the surrounding area. The Gullahs’ English-based creole language is strikingly similar to Sierra Leone Krio and contains such identical expressions as bigyai (greedy), pantap (on top of), ohltu (both), tif (steal), yeys (ear) and swit (delicious).
In 2016, Roots to Glory Tours will once again travel to South Carolina, Georgia and as a new addition, Florida on a Gullah Geechee tour. Details of this trip will be posted here very soon. The dates are July 7 – 14, 2016.
To register for this amazing experience please follow the link here.