Archive for Category: "Eastern Seaboard"
One of America’s most profound artists finds his niche in depicting life in the Low Country islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Exploring the roots of African American history through the formerly enslaved inhabitants of these islands, John W. Jones brings to life the Gullah culture that still thrives today in the barrier islands along the Eastern seaboard.
The subtropical Low Country sea islands hugging the shoreline from the Carolinas through Georgia to northern Florida are home to a people, a culture and a language that is deeper and more distinct than any other place in America. St.Helena Island is a culture-bearer of the Gullah community of African and Caribbean slave descendants, whose ancestors toiled in the rice and indigo plantations here centuries ago.
Click through to visit our online gallery of the paintings of Gullah artist John W. Jones.
Visitors to the Low Country of South Carolina will not want to bypass Charleston’s neighboring Wadmalow Island for a down-home true Southern roots experience. With a working tea plantation, estate distillery, boutique winery and vineyards, it’s all about sweet tea and libations on this island populated with dedicated locals, hundred-year-old oak trees and dirt roads. […]
As the authors of “The Ultimate Gullah Cookbook” put it, food from the Gullah community of the Carolina Sea Islands is “older than the South and as ancient as the world.” As distinctly “American” as you can get, Gullah food “is about ancestral ties and American living, adaptability, creativity, making do, livin’ ot da waddah […]
Gullah Grub chef Bill Green Dishes up Some Island Favorites
Frogmore Stew originates from the marshy and hypnotic barrier island of St. Helena on the Carolina coastline across from Beaufort. The stories of intrigue and mystery swirling around this region are as hot and steamy as the stew itself. According to Jesse Edward Gantt, Jr. and Veronica Gerald, authors of ‘The Ultimate Gullah Cookbook’, food […]