SC - Black History Deep Dive: The Gullah Geechee
You may have seen the sweetgrass baskets throughout Charleston, but do you know where they come from?
They come from the Gullah Geechee community.
The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of African Americans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo, and cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast.
Because they were enslaved on an isolated island and coastal plantations created a unique culture with a deep African representation, which can be seen in their arts, music, and food.