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Special Collections, State & Local history and Archives of NHCPL

A designated national heritage area by an act of Congress on October 12, 2006, the Gullah Geechee Corridor stretches from St. Johns County, Florida, passing through New Hanover County, up to the northern border of Pender County. Its intent is to preserve and bring awareness to the culture of the Gullah Geechee people.

  • Men and women from the rice producing areas of west and central Africa were transported and brought to work on rice plantations as slaves on America’s eastern coast.
  • They brought their unique African traditions along with them which were preserved due to the isolation of the plantations they worked on.
  • 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