Fri., November 19, 2010 4:13pm (EST)

Gullah/Geechee Commission Continues Planning
By Courtney Ward
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The federal commission charged to perserve the Gullah and Geechee heritage has yet to establish a plan. (Image courtesy wsav)
The federal commission charged to perserve the Gullah and Geechee heritage has yet to establish a plan. (Image courtesy wsav)
After four years of planning, the Gullah/Geechee heritage commission met today in Brunswick. The commission under the National Park Service is charged with preserving the culture of slave descendants living on the coast of Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina.

It has been getting $150,000 a year from Congress to figure out how to do this.

Bob Dodson with the commission says it’s been a difficult process to draw up a plan because it involves more states than just Georgia.

“Over the past four years, there have been about 21 meetings in the four states to decide what direction that should be.”

Yet they still have not decided on a direction. Today’s public meeting did not announce a final plan either. Dodson expects a finalized plan by the spring to be submitted for review.