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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:54 PM

Enjoy! S. Carolina's Gullah Geechee face land loss from climate change, development



S. Carolina's Gullah Geechee face land loss from climate change, development | Nightline
Nov 12, 2021
ABC News

Gullah Geechee, descendants of some of the first African slaves in the U.S., have lived and farmed South Carolina's Sea Islands for generations but persistent flooding is threatening their identity.

I spent over a year in the Low Country on an environmental field engineering job and will never forget the experience. The people are humble, good workers and sportsmen (everyone owns a boat - pronounced bowut) and like Louisiana, everyone loves to cook. It took me a month or so to learn to understand their way of speaking (do you know what "get shittin" means?). They taught me how to fish in salt water, catch shrimp and gather and shuck oysters and how to cook some of their dishes like a pilaf.

Each Sunday, it was a sight to see as the black citizens walked along US17 and country roads dressed in their finest to their favorite AME church with the activities lasting most of the day.

Enjoy!......

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love_katz Nov 2021 #1

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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:51 PM

1. Kick and rec.

We all need to reconnect to this Earth. It is our only home.

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