Edisto ~ Edisto Island the African American Journey Book Talk

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Edisto Island The African American Journey

A book talk with author Greg Estevez, the great-great grandson of Henry Hutchinson, a former enslaved African who built the Hutchinson House on Edisto Island, South Carolina in 1885. Greg’s family has deep Gullah Geechee roots on Edisto, which span for seven or more generations. The pages of his book, “Edisto Island: The African American Journey” (2019) unlock some of the oral history of Edisto Island as told to Greg by past elders, long-time residents and present historians. The book dives deep into the rich Gullah history, culture, and customs of Black Edistonians past and present