Sweetgrass Basket. Image courtesy of Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
Learn about the rich Gullah culture that continues in Charleston and the Lowcountry.
- What is Gullah?
- Gullah Heritage
- Geechee and Gullah Culture
- Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
- Family Across the Sea
Learn about slave songs and Gullah music with Aunt Pearlie-Sue! You can write a blues song, sing a worship song in the praise house, and find the hidden meaning in a work song.
Sweetgrass baskets have been made in Charleston and along the coast for more than 300 years. Slaves from West Africa brought this art with them and have passed the tradition on from generation to generation.
- The Bossy Elephant
Listen to a folk tale told in Gullah.
- Two Prayers in Gullah
Read and listen to two prayers in Gullah!
A creole language from the Sea Islands.
- The Gullah Creole Language
Scroll to the bottom to read a poem in English and in Gullah.
- Gullah Dictionary
This dictionary has lots of Gullah words and their definitions.
- The Gullah Language
Learn a few English words in Gullah.
|Hoppin John is a traditional beans and rice dish eaten on New Year's Day.|
Learn about the foods, techniques, and recipes that the Gullah people prepare, from rice dishes to Hoppin’ John and sweet potatoes.