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Preserving the Gullah Geechee Culture

Althea Sumpter, Acting Chair of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
Althea Sumpter, Acting Chair of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
Credit Jerry Immel

Eight years ago, Congress authorized the creation of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor–the first of its kind in the United States.  Althea Sumpter is acting chairperson of the federal commission whose mission includes preservation of the remnants of the culture that stretches from Wilmington, North Carolina, south along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, into northern Florida.  Recently she spoke with WABE’s Steve Goss…  

A conversation with Althea Sumpter