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 gasContinue reading “Capt. Joseph “Crip” Legree”

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 onContinue reading “Official First Look at The Gullah Project”