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Archive for the History Category


  Watch Night December 31, 2018 10:00pm-12:00am

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Cornelia Bailey, Sapelo Island

Remembering Cornelia Bailey  

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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church – February 26, 2017, 11:15 a.m. – Bolden, GA

Please join us at our church for our annual Black History Month celebration.

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Sapelo Island future still in question…

The Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article on Sapelo Island today.  Cornelia Walker Bailey has been leading this struggle to keep Sapelo Island alive.   Why aren’t the descendants of these slaves allowed the same consideration as Native Americans in that they wouldn’t have to pay

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McIntosh County Shouters at University of Georgia

The McIntosh County Shouters are proud to announce that there will be a program on March 29, 2016.  Details below.  Hope you are able to come!  

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Sapelo Island–Third Saturday in October

Sapelo Island–Third Saturday in October

The third Saturday each October is the date of the annual Sapelo Island Gullah Geechee Culture Festival.  This very special day is dedicated to the memory of ancestors of Sapelo residents.  Sapelo Island is the last bastion of a true Gullah Geechee community, as most of these

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The McIntosh County Shouters

Located in the small community of Boldon/Briar Patch, Georgia, the McIntosh County Shouters have been credited with preserving the ring shout in North America.  The group continues to educate audiences around the world about this age-old tradition.   By the beginning of the 20th century, it was

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While the McIntosh County Shouters have been performing in public since 1980, they have been practicing the ring shout since the 18th century. This age-old tradition has been passed down from generation to generation in this family since their ancestors arrived in bondage over 300 years ago.


The McIntosh County Shouters have received many awards over the years in recognition of their continued interest in keeping the ring shout alive.

Schools, Festivals, and Special Events

The McIntosh County Shouters have performed around the country at various schools, festivals and special events. Email or call (912) 399-2466 for information about having the group come to your next event.


Contact the McIntosh County Shouters for more information. Call: (912) 399-2466