The Gullah are US descendants of African slaves; they live principally in South Carolina and Georgie, particularly on the coastal plains and the sea islands. They are known for preserving their culture and language.
The NY Times has a story today, “Black Landowners Fight to Reclaim Georgia Home,” illustrating the precariousness of Gullah ownership of their land. It is a story of many losses, including a loss of a connection with nature for the Gullah described.
Reading abut Gullah reminded me of the very beautiful “Daughters of the Dust” by Julie Dash. The first clip below is a trailer for that movie, which you can buy on amazon.com, of course. The second is a scene from the film. The last one takes up another aspect of Gullah land ownership. The woman at the beginning of the last one is said in other clips to be a Gullah queen. She has degrees in mathematics and computer science, but left New York to return to her home.