Gullah Geechee Digital Project receives National Archives Grant

November 11, 2018 | by

The Association for Cultural Equity is thrilled for Dr. Eric Crawford and his project, the Gullah Geechee Digital Project, which has received a National Archives - Access to Historical Records Grant. The project will digitize recordings from the Association for Cultural Equity now housed at the Library of Congress. ACE looks forward to collaborating with Coastal Carolina University and the South Carolina Historical Society on this historic project. As part of ACE Repatriation initiatives, we are jointly planning public events and community participation around the return of Lomax Collection recordings from Sandy Island, Saint Helena Island, and Johns Island.  

By Marion Post Wolcott - Reproduction from color slide. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

National Archives Grants - Access to Historical Records
To support the Gullah Geechee Digital Project, an archival collection drawn from three partner institutions that document the history and culture of the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of West and Central Africa, who settled after emancipation in the Sea Islands and coastal plains regions of the southeastern United States. The project will digitize approximately 6,900 pages of text, 90 hours of audio, and 6 hours of film, virtually uniting collections from the South Carolina Historical Society, recordings from the Association for Cultural Equity now housed at the Library of Congress, and Coastal Carolina University. (source: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/awards/awards-11-18)