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Banners to help promote Gullah Geechee Corridor

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor will be displaying banners at federal sites in four states to promote interest in the culture of slave descendants of the sea islands of the Southeast.

The commission on Thursday released a photo of the banners that will appear beginning next month at National Park Service sites and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites. The commission will also have new brochures on the corridor available.

The commission is working to preserve and promote the culture, known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia and Florida, which has survived for decades because of the isolation of the area's sea islands. Now, that culture is threatened by rapid coastal development.

A 272-page corridor management plan was approved by the Department of the Interior in May.

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