RSS

african heritage

Wanderer Survivors List

Photo courtesy of Jekyll Island Authority

The newly opened Wanderer Memory Trail is the second memorial to be placed on the south end of Jekyll Island in tribute to the enslaved passengers of the Wanderer, the last known slave ship to land in Georgia. Guided tours available in February. Read more

Culture & History

sea island fest 006.jpg

Julie Andrew

Gascoigne Bluff Park was the site of a celebration of cultural heritage during the Georgia Sea Islands Festival. This annual festival under the oaks showcases African American musical traditions, food, art & craftsmanship of the barrier islands. Read more

People & Places

c4-19.jpg

Benjamin Galland, h2o creative group

Sapelo Island is almost another world. Learn more about this unique community by attending a tour hosted by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. A new book by Buddy Sullivan and illustrated with photography by Ben Galland provides a virtual visit. Read more

Culture & History

Gullah Geechee1.jpg

Paul Meacham, @CoastalGATravel

February is recognized nationally as Black History Month. Here on the Georgia coast, this history is rich and varied. It encompasses traditions that can be traced back to West Africa, spans generations, and tells tales of both triumph and tragedy. Read more

Culture & History

Harrington School pre-restoration

Benjamin Galland, h2o creative group

Learn about the Harrington School, its historic significance in and impact on this community, and the efforts that were taken to save it. On February 4, celebrate this important part of the island's past. Read more

Culture & History

Mason Stewart shares the unique origins and coastal lowland tradition of The Shout. Learn more about the songs and steps and the evolution of the shouter groups that exist in the area. Read more

Culture & History

DigLink_June19

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

Belinda Thomas V2

sea Palms Realty

BistroEleven