The Gullah Experience
The Gullah Experience project has closed, but you can still make a gift to the program today! Please visit our website, select "Other" in the designation field, and type "Gullah Experience CF" as the designation.
We Glad Fuh Oona See You!
The Gullah Experience Course, offered by the Africana Studies Department at MSU Denver, is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the Gullah people by traveling to the Sea Islands for one week this semester, November 8-15. Our journey will include a symposium at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina which was the first school for African Americans; tours of islands that were and are home to the Gullah people including Sapelo, St. Simons, and Ossabaw Islands in Georgia; and discussions throughout the week with Gullah community leaders to address the growing issues of land retentions in the wake of wide-scale gentrification that threatens this vital space of our American history.
We will be updating our site on Tuesday and Friday with our “Gullah Guide” where we will provide information, photos, and stories about the history and culture of the Gullah people. Stay tuned to learn what our students are learning in the classroom!
All donations will go directly toward supporting the travel, housing, and activities students will experience while in South Carolina and Georgia.
Thanks for your support,
The Gullah Experience Students
Dr. Judith Strathearn, Instructor