Beaufort Shrimp Festival

The Gullah Project team hopes the weather holds out for everyone attending the Beaufort Shrimp Festival today and tomorrow at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Downtown Beaufort.


Purchase food & drink tickets for $1 each
to use at restaurant, beer & wine, and soda booths
Items cost 2 – 7 tickets

For more information about this event please visit

First day of oyster season begins

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After months of waiting today begins the first day of oyster season along the South Carolina coast.

Oyster season usually runs from September to April and can be easily remembered because oysters are only in season during months with the letter “r” in them.

It’s also important to remember that recreational harvesters must have a Saltwater Recreational Fishing License from the state and should also obtain an updated map found at


“A Better Place” sister film takes BEA honors

Last week Buz Kloot and Denise McGill were honored at Broadcast Education Association (BEA) District 2 Regional Conference, where their film “A Better Place: St. Helena, South Carolina” won second place in the Faculty Video Production Competition.

Kloot and McGill were co-directors and co-producers for the project, which was released in 2012. It’s an honor to have their previous work recognized by their peers.

Gullah: The Voice of an Island

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Gullah: The Voice of an Island is a new website about the music of the Gullah people of South Carolina, focusing on the spirituals and praise houses. It has been established by faculty and students at Coastal Carolina University in

Many Gullah spirituals retain much of their West African heritage. Like, Voice of an Island worked alongside the Penn Center, recording over 80 hours of spirituals and stories. For more about the backstory, read the article in CCU Magazine.

Organizers of The Voice of an Island plan to continue collecting material over the next few years. To learn more and stay updated on this fascinating project, please visit their official webpage at

Chuck Henry

Chuck Henry Farm USDA

Since 1947, Chuck Henry has been a dairy and produce farmer on St. Helena Island. Click on the photograph above to join The Gullah Project team as we sit down with Mr. Henry to learn about the rich history of this tight-knit community.