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. FREE ADMISSION Purchase food & drink tickets for $1 each to use at restaurant, beer & wine, and soda booths Items cost 2 – 7 tickets For moreContinue reading “Beaufort Shrimp Festival”

First day of oyster season begins

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 SaltwaterContinue reading “First day of oyster season begins”

“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 haveContinue reading ““A Better Place” sister film takes BEA honors”

Gullah: The Voice of an Island

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 PennContinue reading “Gullah: The Voice of an Island”

Chuck Henry

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.