Signs to direct visitors in Gullah Corridor - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Signs to direct visitors in Gullah Corridor

Posted: Updated:

By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Signs will soon be going up directing visitors to sites important to the culture of slave descendants along the sea islands of the Southeast.

The chairman of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission, Ron Daise, tells The Associated Press more than 50 highway signs are being distributed to counties in the corridor reaching from near Jacksonville, N.C., down the coast to south of Jacksonville, Fla.

In the coming weeks banners designating the corridor will also appear at National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife properties. A new brochure about the corridor is being released as well.

The culture, known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia and Florida, survived for decades because of the isolation of the area's sea islands. Now it's threatened by coastal development.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.