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.

Georgia Sea Islands Festival 2019

Big 2-Day Event:

Friday, May 31st- Taste of Gullah

Authentic and Modern Gullah Cuisine of the Georgia Sea Islands, Live Entertainment, Storytellers & Tour of the Historic Harrington School

6PM - 9PM

Historic Harrington School Cultural Center -291 South Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island

$25.00 Donation



Buy Tickets at the Following Locations:

Historic Harrington School Cultural Center (St. Simons Island)

Family Treasures (3411 Norwich St, Brunswick, GA)

Innovations Insurance Solutions (2914 Norwich St, Brunswick, GA)

Saturday, June 1st- Festival 

11AM - 6PM

Gascoigne Bluff Park (near Epworth)
St. Simons Island

Free Fun for the Whole Family

Celebrate the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the Georgia Sea Islands, Live Entertainment, Arts, Crafts, Food  & Vendors

Featuring:  Tina McElroy Ansa, Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters and Smooth Journey

Bring Your Lawn Chairs!!!


Georgia Sea Islands Festival 2018 Flyer

Contact Us
P.O. Box 20145
291 South Harrington Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 634-0330

©2017 St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition