Gullah Geechee exhibit coming to Hinesville

Gullah Geechee exhibit coming to Hinesville

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Liberty County Minority Development Authority will soon be displaying artifacts and photos of the history of the Gullah Geechee culture.

The exhibit will give minorities and the Geechee a chance to showcase their heritage. They say it’s been a long time coming, and they wanted to bring some of the Geechee culture to the City of Hinesville because it is an area where they are represented.

Sabrina Newby says they wanted to do this because she feels like their history needs to be told in Hinesville. She says the city is growing and they don’t want the culture of the Geechee to get lost in the growth of the area, so they want to make sure people are able to stop by and see what was once there in Liberty County. She told us about some of the items they’ll have on display for people to see.

“You have a lot of information about the slaves that were in the Carolinas, and you have information about the people who were transported from West Africa to Liberty County, and you have a lot of artifacts, and you may have some of the tools that were used to cook,” Newby said.

The exhibit will be showcased at the Hinesville Library from January 15 to March 31, and they hope to make it a permanent exhibit.

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