Gullah-Geechee Culture – Related Topics List

Kim Waters, University of Georgia

Non-fiction: Anthropology, Biography, History, Language, Linguistics, Memoire, Oral History, Sociology
  • De Nyew Testament (New Testament in Gullah) – American Bible Society

  • Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies among the Georgia Coastal Negros (Georgia Writer’s

  • Project)

  • Austin, Allan D. African Muslims in Antebellum America

  • Bailey, Cornelia Walker, et al. God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man

  • Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family

  • Baptist, Edward E., The Half has Never Been Told

  • Black, J. Gary. My Friend the Gullah: A Collection of Personal Experiences

  • Branch, Muriel Miller. The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-speaking People

  • Burton, Orville Vernon et al. Penn Center: A History Preserved

  • Campbell, Emory. Gullah Cultural Legacies: A Sybopsis of Gullah Traditions, Customary

  • Beliefs, Art Forms and Speech on Hilton Head Island

  • Carney, Judith A. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas

  • Creel, Margaret. A Peculiar People: Slave Religion and Community-Culture among the Gullahs

  • Crook, Ray, et al. Sapelo Voices: Historical Anthropology and the Oral Traditions of Gullah-

  • Geechee Communities on Sapelo Island, Georgia

  • Cross, Wilbur. Gullah Culture in America

  • DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk

  • Geraty, Virginia Mixon. Gullah Fuh Oonuh/Gullah for You: A Guide to the Gullah Language

  • Harrison, K. David. The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages

  • Harrison, K. David. When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

  • Hurmence, Belinda (ed.). Before Freedom: When I Just Can Remember

  • Johnson, Michele Nicole. Sapelo Island’s Hog Hammock (Images of America series)

  • Jones-Jackson, Patricia. When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands

  • Joyner, Charles. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community

  • Mahon, John K. History of the Second Seminole War 1835-1842

  • Malinowski, Bronislaw. Magic, Science, and Religion and Other Essays

  • Montgomery, Michael. The Crucible of Carolina: Essays in the Development of Gullah Language and Culture

  • Mufwene, Salikoko S. (ed.). Africanisms in Afro-American Language Varieties

  • McFeely, William. Sapelo’s People: A Long Walk into Freedom

  • Neale-Hurston, Zora, Barracoon

  • Nettle, Daniel, et al. Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World’s Languages

  • Pollitzer, William S., et al. The Gullah People and their African Heritage

  • Sullivan, Buddy. Sapelo Island (Images of America series)

  • Turner, Lorenzo Dow. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect

  • Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion

  • Woofster, Jr., T.J. Black Yeomanry: Life on St. Helena Island

Art, drama, fiction, folklore, foodways, poetry, song
  • Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney (Norman Rockwell Museum)

  • Allen, William Francis, et al. Slave Songs of the United States

  • Beyoncé, Love Drought (from Lemonade)

  • Dash, Julie. Daughters of the Dust

  • Geraty, Virginia Mixon. Bittle en’ T’ing: Gullah Cooking with Maum Chrish’

  • Gonzales, Ambrose Elliott. The Black Border: Gullah Stories of the Carolina Coast

  • Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

  • Jaquith, Priscilla. Bo Rabbit Smart for True: Folktales from the Gullah

  • Jones, Jr., Charles Colcock, et al. Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast

  • Killhour, Will. Gullah Animal Tales from Dafuskie Island

  • Pinckney, Roger. Blue Roots: African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People

  • Zepke, Terrance. Lowcountry Voodoo: Beginner’s Guide to Tales, Spells, and Boo Hags

Film & Film-Makers (L.A. Rebellion)
  • Charles Burnett

  • Julie Dash

  • Zeinabu Irene Davis

  • Alile Sharon Larkin

  • Haile Gerima

  • Bernard Nicholas

  • Billy Woodberry

Films by Julie Dash
  • Daughters of the Dust

  • Four Women

  • Diary of an African Nun

  • Illusions