Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission to Meet in NC

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
Will Meet Aug. 19 in North Carolina

The four-state Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will hold its third 2011 quarterly business meeting on Friday, Aug.19, in the Pender County town of Burgaw from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in the Middle District Baptist Association Headquarters, 401 N. Wright St. (1825 N.C. Highway 53 West), Burgaw, N.C.

Highlights will include updates in the development of a non-profit organization, the management plan and the Corridor’s Web site. The Commission plans to submit the management plan to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior for review in spring 2012.

This meeting is the first one the Commission has held in Pender County, which marks the Heritage Corridor’s northernmost boundary. The other states covered by the Corridor are Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

For more information about the Corridor, contact Michael Allen, Community Partnership Specialist with the National Park Service, at (843) 881-5516 ext. 12, or visit the Corridor’s Web site at Http://

In North Carolina the corridor runs through all of Brunswick and New Hanover counties, most of Pender County and part of Columbus County.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, ( Office of Archives and History, is a supporter of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor initiative.

The federally-funded commission is chaired by Emory S. Campbell of Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Other officers are Vice Chairman Eulis Willis of Navassa, N.C.; Treasurer Ralph Johnson of Sunrise, Fla.; and Secretary Charles Hall of Sapelo Island, Ga.