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Gullah Geechee Communities Fight To Protect Their Land And Culture

A sticker celebrating the Geechee heritage is seen on a pickup truck as passengers board a ferry to the mainland from Sapelo Island, Ga. (David Goldman/AP)
A sticker celebrating the Geechee heritage is seen on a pickup truck as passengers board a ferry to the mainland from Sapelo Island, Ga. (David Goldman/AP)

The Gullah Geechee people have lived along the southern coast of the U.S. for centuries.

They’re direct descendants of slaves and have a unique culture. But now their culture and way of life are being threatened by climate change and development.

Victoria Hansen ( @VHansenSCRadio) of South Carolina Public Radio reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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