Gullah Geechee at Jack Hadley

Cultural History


Willis Hakim Jones Jr., a Gullah Geechee descendant, has acquired the largest collection of artifacts relative to Gullah Geechee history and culture in the United States. The Gullah Geechee cultural history exhibited at Jack Hadley Black History Museum ranges in date from mid-19th to mid-20th century.

From newspaper articles and photographs and the history that coincides with them, this exhibition helps to give insight as to how enslaved Africans preserved their cultural heritage in the face of displacement and hardship.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum | Tues-Fri 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.| Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.