Capt. Joseph “Crip” Legree

Capt. Joseph “Crip” Legree is a lifelong resident of St. Helena Island. He only received a fifth-grade education. He once made his living as a net maker, a trade made obsolete by Chinese imports. He now drives his Cadillac as a sort of personal taxi, helping other senior citizens run errands in exchange for gas money.

Joseph "Crip" Legree, 87, has lived on St. Helena Island all his life.

Joseph “Crip” Legree, 87, has lived on St. Helena Island all his life. To learn more and see Legree’s full interview click the photograph above.

 

Official First Look at The Gullah Project

 

“If you’re fortunate enough to have a quarter of an acre of land, that’s a good thing. ‘Cause that’s yours.”
—Ben Johnson Jr., Gullah farmer on St. Helena Island, S.C., on resisting tourism development. 

 

Travel to St. Helena Island, S.C., where Gullah / Geechee residents farm and fish much the way their ancestors have on the island for centuries by taking a look at The Gullah Project’s first official trailer.
The Gullah Project
Directed by Denise McGill
Trailer Edited by Lee Ann Kornegay
Music by Djolibu Don music group