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.
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
Public History MA student, Andre Taylor launches podcast
Public History MA student, Andre Taylor, launches “Speaking Culturally” podcast.
Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse: Turning Oral Histories into Short Films
Beyond the transcript, oral history interviews have a second life as primary sources for short films.
Public History MA Student’s Documentary Accepted at Film Festival
The History Department is pleased to announce that Andre Taylor, a first-year Public History MA student, had his short documentary, “Burning Cradle of Liberty,” accepted at the 2019 Longleaf Film Festival. On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb […]
Andre Taylor Named Global Change Fellow
Incoming Public History Masters student Andre Taylor has been named a Global Change Fellow for 2018-2019 by the Southeast Climate Science Center, operated by the Department of the Interior and NC State University. Taylor’s research explores West African agricultural traditions employed by contemporary Gullah farmers in South Carolina and Georgia, focusing on the effects of climate change on Gullah culture.