Public History Students Spend Spring Break Working to Preserve a Culture That Could Soon Be Lost to Climate Change
They were brought to St Helena Island from West Africa as enslaved people to work the land and when they were finally freed, the Gullah Geechee bought the island. Now descendants of these former enslaved people, continue to live as their ancestors did – speaking the same Creole language and preserving their culture and traditions. But now their way of life is being threated by strengthening hurricanes, sea level rise and erosion caused by climate change. They risk losing their culture as the land disappears.
Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
Kristen Alff joins the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as assistant professor in the areas of history and international studies.
Public History MA Alum, Andre Taylor ’20, Hired at William and Mary
Public History Alum, Andre Taylor '20, Hired as Oral Historian at The College of William & Mary