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North Carolina Room

Special Collections, State & Local history and Archives of NHCPL

The Gullah Geechee Corridor flows from St. John's County, Florida through the Georgian islands, upwards, and into the Low Counties coastal region of North Carolina. A designated national heritage area by an act of Congress in 2006, to preserve and bring awareness to the culture of the Gullah Geechee people.


  • People from the rice producing areas of west and central Africa transported against their will to work as enforced labour in rice fields and production centres on the United States of America’s eastern coast.
  • They brought their unique Alkebulan traditions along with them which were preserved due to the isolation of places they lived in before after enslavement.
  • The Gullah Geechee developed their own distinct cultural patterns and separate African American Creole language.

Gullah Resources

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm