The public has until August 17th to comment on a plan by National Park Service officials to preserve sites important to Gullah-Geechee people. Those are descendents of slaves who live on sea islands of Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. The plan recommends local and state officials take actions aimed at protecting cultural sites from development.
A plan to preserve the sea island culture of slave descendants along Georgia's coast is nearing completion. The culture, known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georiga, has preserved a heritage with its own language and arts. The proposal envisions plans for education, documenting cultural sites and economic development.