Craig & Darlene Dopson

“I love shrimping, I rather do it then anything, it’s an honest living, it’s hard work, it’s enjoyable.” -Craig Dopson Dopson’s Seafood run and operated since 1975 by Craig and Darlene Dopson is one of the last public docks located on St. Helena Island. Here they provide a service to shrimpers acting as a middleContinue reading “Craig & Darlene Dopson”

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.

Oyster Processing at Maggioni Seafood

Oyster season starts Oct. 1. The Gullah Project team got an early look at oyster processing from Roddy Beasly owner of Maggioni Seafood, a local business on the island. Click on the photograph above to go behind the scenes of oyster processing.

The Gullah Project First Cut featured on About Harvest

The first cut of The Gullah Project documentary is getting notoriety. In just two days it’s reached 1,751 people and was featured last night on About Harvest’s official webpage.  About Harvest provides quality stories about food and agriculture in order to inform, entertain, and connect the public to the food that is on their plates.Continue reading “The Gullah Project First Cut featured on About Harvest”

First cut of documentary film reaches 1,395 people on the first day of launch

Yesterday was a major achievement for The Gullah Project. We launched the first cut of the documentary film, reaching 1,395 people. Thank you to those who have tuned in weekly to support our multimedia project and film! Watch the film at    

Official first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film.

The Gullah Project proudly presents the first cut to our documentary film. Denise McGill directs the documentary that follows Gullah / Geechee residents of St. Helena Island, South Carolina.  Taking much of their culture from their West African ancestors, St. Helena is one of the last Gullah farming and fishing communities left in America. Residents are nowContinue reading “Official first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film.”