Virtual Savannah Modules

Virtual Savannah Modules

Sapelo Island – Red Pea Project

In this video, viewers will learn the history of the Gullah-Geechee people, their connection to West Africa and how the residents are saving their community through the Red Pea Project.

Sapelo Island – Basket Weaving

Sweetgrass basket weaving is one of the long-held traditions of Gullah-Geechee descendants. In this video, viewers can see the talent of basket weaving and its ties to West African traditions.

Sapelo Island – History & Traditions

In this video, viewers will learn about the traditions and gifts of Sapelo residents and how these talents have been passed along for hundreds of years and can be traced to their West African ancestors.

Sapelo Island – History & Land Tax Crisis

Geechee residents have been landowners on Sapelo since this end of the Civil War. In this video, viewers will learn about the challenges in preserving land ownership. Viewers will also witness the role of government in enforcing policies and its bearing on equity in the Sapelo community.

Sapelo Island – Gullah Language & Food

In this video, Mrs. Fran Drayton, formerly one of the oldest living residence of Sapelo Island, recalls Island history, shares memories of traditional food and expounds on the Gullah-Geechee language.