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Annie Scott weaves a sweetgrass basket Saturday afternoon at the Gullah Flea Market on Hilton Head Island. The tradition was brought to America by slaves from West Africa. Some baskets sell for $400 or more.
Hallelujah Singers embody Gullah culture
To learn about the Gullah you can read up on their history, study their art, or listen to them speak. But to truly understand them -- to feel what it means to be Gullah -- just listen to The Hallelujah Singers.

Weavers continue decorative tradition
Annie Scott coils and stitches sweetgrass into baskets prized by collectors at Hilton Head Island's Gullah Flea Market.

Terms of a culture: How 'come yahs' can understand 'bin yahs'
There is no real way to become acquainted with Lowcountry culture, except to live it, be a part of it and talk it.

Gullah tradition of storytelling alive and well
Trickster rabbits, lazy elephants, smart monkeys, cruel masters and God -- all these characters and many others enliven the folk tales that are passed down from one generation to another by Gullah storytellers in the Lowcountry.

Tuskegee pilot shares tales of World War II
Just months after watching white-hot German tracer bullets dance off his wings over Italy, Charles Dryden went to grab a bite to eat at Walterboro Army Air Field.

United Nations session hears Gullah language, plea
ST. HELENA ISLAND --Marquetta L. Goodwine has long been the center of attention in the Lowcountry. Performing her plays and giving lectures about the Gullah culture garnered her that. But April was different.

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