James Bradley Sr.

James Bradley Sr., is one of the last African-American shrimp boat owners in South Carolina. He was a commercial fisherman over 60 years.  He is now retired from fishing, leaving his son James Bradley Jr., to command their boat.

The elder Bradley is still patriarch to their small family empire that includes a deep-water dock, fish processing facilities and Bradley Seafood Market where they sell much of their ocean catch.

To much of the public, Bradley is best known for his recurring role on the children’s TV show Gullah Gullah Island.

Filmed and edited by Dr. Buz Kloot. Interview by Denise McGill