Gullah Culture – Did You Know?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech among the Gullah community on St. Helena Island, SC.



The 1991 movie Daughters of the Dust, about three generations of Gullah women, was the first feature film directed by an African-American woman to have a general U.S. theatrical release. Photo: By Source, Fair use,



Hilton Head Island’s Gullah community in Mitchelville passed the country’s first law requiring universal schooling.



Pat Conroy’s novel, The Water is Wide, fictionalized the Gullah community on Daufuskie Island, SC.