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100 year

Educating, preserving, and revitalizing African American heritage and culture.

SSAAHC is a nonprofit organization that came into being as a response to the threat of encroachment by development in the three African-American neighborhoods on St. Simons Island. SSAAHC is made up of African-American property owners and concerned citizens alike who care about preserving the African-American land, heritage, and culture on St. Simons, recognizing that St. Simons was built on the backs of the African-American community.

As St. Simons continues to grow, pressures from increased land speculation have caused African-American families to sell out and move off the ancestral lands where they have resided for the last 150 years. Sites and structures precious to the history and memory of the community are being torn down and built over. Bit by bit, the African-American heritage on St. Simons is being erased and African-American islanders are leaving the very community their ancestors made possible.

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Friday, June 16th

5PM – 7PM

Historic Harrington School

291 South Harrington Road, St. Simons Island


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Come and Enjoy Authentic & Modern Gullah Cuisine of the Georgia Sea Islands
Stand under the Large Oaks while Tasting Mouthwatering Food and Listening to Live Music
Tour the Historic Harrington School built in the 1920s
Book Signing-“Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles” by Amy Lotson Roberts & Patrick J. Holladay, PHD