Thank you for visiting Gullah.TV where you will learn about the Gullah Geechee people, their unique culture and rich history. Although the source of the word Gullah has not been wholly established, many historians believe that the Gullah people and their language have African origins. The Gullah and Geechee culture evolved from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Gullah is THE genesis of the African culture and Beaufort, South Carolina is its’ home.
The Gullah people are direct descendants of slaves who labored on the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. Today they live in rural communities in the coastal region and on the Sea Islands of those states. Modern Gullah retains many elements of African language and culture. It is estimated that most of the slaves that came to America arrived via these sea islands. The vast majority of blacks in America can trace their roots to this area. Learn more about Gullah origins here and see Charleston’s African-American Heritage.
The objective of this website is to educate the public about the Gullah culture and create awareness of the history, distinctive music, unique crafts, delicious food and extraordinary art and crafts of the Gullah people. In addition to the images, videos and content on this website, we also produce exclusive Gullah music CDs and DVD videos that will entertain and enlighten people of all ages.
Our catalog of music and videos continues to expand. Our latest DVD “Circle Unbroken” is a Gullah Journey from Africa to America. It is a dazzling and moving visual celebration of the Gullah people in words and music, by one of America’s preeminent cultural ambassadors; Anita Singleton-Prather, “the First Lady of Gullah™ and The Gullah Kinfolk (also available as an audio CD). Additionally, we have other DVDs and music CDs that will delight and entertain you.
We are committed to excellence and in telling the Gullah story in a historically accurate way utilizing the talents of some of the most respected contemporary Gullah authorities. Our DVD videos are crammed full of stories that offer an insight into the history and culture of the Gullah people.
Gullah Story Teller Carolyn White speaking Gullah and English
This video will give you a taste of the Gullah culture and language.