Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2005
SoulOfAmerica.com announces a guide to the historically significant Gullah Islands in South Carolina. Once home to African slaves, this Atlantic coastal region still brims with the culture of the Motherland. The Gullah area consists of more than a dozen islands in addition to sections of coastal plains in the Carolinas.
The online destination guide, at [http://www.soulofamerica.com/resorts/gullah.html , explores Gullah culture in towns such as Beaufort, St. Helena Island, Bluffton, Hampton, Hilton Head Island, Daufauskie Island and Georgetown. Find out where to savor food laced with the spicy flavors of Africa, witness weavers transforming sweetgrass into exquisite baskets, admire quilters using a Âlong-stripÂ technique to create masterpieces of fabric art and hear storytellers bringing GullahÂs history to life. Visit and learn about ÂPraise Houses,Â small sacred buildings in which slaves worshiped and conducted ancestral ceremonies.
ÂThis region is a true national treasure, especially for African Americans,Â said Thomas Dorsey, publisher of SoulOfAmerica.com. ÂNowhere else within the United States can you immerse yourself in such authentic and rich African culture and history. The Gullah Islands enable us to experience the triumphs and challenges of those who came before us.Â
The guide provides a history of the Gullah people and their language, the latter being a combination of many African dialects, and information about the areaÂs lively heritage festivals. Also included are historical sites, art galleries, museums, churches and music venues that pulsate with the rhythms of Africa.
First publishing to travelers in 1994, SoulOfAmerica.com provides extensive destination guides and photographs of such subjects as Family Travel, Cruises, Spas, Holiday Travel, Black History Month and International Destinations, including Paris and the Caribbean. Black travel experts are also available for interviews and for referrals to other black travel resources. ÂSoulOfAmerica.comÂ is the DBA name and ÂSoul Of AmericaÂ is a trademark of Soul Of America Travel, Inc.
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