Althea Sumpter
  lectures on the
  Gullah Geechee
  culture and
  techniques on
  documentation for
  preservation of
  cultures and elder
  stories. She is   
  available for university, school or 
  community appearances to present
  stories on growing up Gullah Geechee
  on St. Helena Island, SC. Her research
  documenting the elders of her
  community and other cultural
  locations has become her life's work,
  following years as a producer and as a
  university professor.                   MORE...
   Photographs of Althea Sumpter's travels
   are available  to help support the work of 
   bringing the stories of elders to life.
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   Gullah Geechee elders with the 
  knowledge of the cultural past
  are dying out. The oral histories of
  the elders from the Coosawhatchie
  Senior Center asked Althea to
  preserve their stories of growing  up
  surrounded by rice fields. As one
  elder said, "I did not  grow up
  during slavery time, but I  know hard
  time."  
                                                       
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Ways to Support Althea's Work

 Photo: Ian Frank

 
  Althea Sumpter is an independent scholar who focuses on preserving  
  the stories of elders from the Gullah Geechee culture. In addition, the
  late pioneering scholar Keith E. Baird, Ph.D. personally designated  
  Althea to compile his unfinished work on ethnicity, culture and self-
  identification.
 

  Please support this important work through:

                                                                                               Thank you.

  

  

  

  

  

 
  Keith E. Baird, Ph.D. (1923 - 2017)  left  
  behind a legacy of vital research. He
  entrusted her to continue his work on
  racialism, ethnicity and culture. Baird's
  accomplishments have been read into
  the U. S. Congressional Record.
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Photo: Althea Sumpter

Photo: Althea Sumpter