Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations


Savannah, GA



July 8-12, 2019 or July 15-19, 2019 (1 week)


Summer Program

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The University of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Penn Center, The Georgia Historical Society and other sites in the coastal lowlands will present two one week NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops in Savannah, GA.  We invite K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, substitute teachers and classroom professionals to join us for these sessions. The sessions will examine the artistic expressions of the Gullah, direct descendants of the enslaved who worked rice plantations on the coastal islands off the shores of South Carolina and Georgia. Their history, stories, beliefs are critical antecedents to African-American culture and the broader American mosaic.

Project Director(s)

Robert Stephens

Visiting Faculty

Melissa Cooper; Najees Khan; Emory Campbell; Ron Dais; Al Williams; Victoria Smalls; Gail Smith and William Doc Banks

Grantee Institution

University of Connecticut