What will it take to preserve native islander and Gullah traditions on Hilton Head Island?
It will start with money, good ideas and a commitment to set aside past differences and work together. Two recent developments indicate that local leaders are taking steps to achieve these goals.
The Town of Hilton Head formed the Gullah-Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force in June to address preservation, education and sustainability issues in the Lowcountry. Town Council member Marc Grant, who has close ties to the native islander community, is the group’s official community liaison.