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Statesboro Campus to host 3rd annual Gullah Geechee Celebration

Georgia Southern University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the 3rd annual Gullah Geechee Celebration Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Williams Center multipurpose room on the Statesboro Campus.

The Gullah Geechee people are the descendants of African slaves on the rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast, including Georgia. The celebration will highlight Gullah Geechee people’s unique, African-influenced culture. Their distinctive arts, crafts, foodways, music and language formed due to their isolation on island and coastal plantations.

For more information, email Paris Lawrence, coordinator of diversity education and program outreach, at


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