July 2019

We begin our 5th year by awarding The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island $17,300.73 to assist in their mission to revive, restore and preserve the Hilton Head Island Gullah history for the benefit of all – lest we forget.

Since 2003, Louise Miller Cohen has been the founder and director of the non­profit Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Years ago, Ms. Cohen said that she kept reading that the Gullah language and lifestyle were becoming “extinct”. She stepped out of what she calls her “shell of shame” and began to share her Gullah culture with others to ensure the Gullah/Geechee culture will be preserved forever.