Negro House at Sierra Leone, from an 18th Century engraving
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Bibliographical Resources

Juvenile Literature and Videos


Bailey, Cornelia Walker and Christina Bledsoe. God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks about Life on Sapelo Island. Doubelday, New York, 2000.

Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York,1998.

Carney, Judith. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2001.

Jones-Jackson, Patricia. When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands. University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Joyner, Charles. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1984.

Littlefield, Daniel. Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1981.

Opala, Joseph. The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone – American Connection. US Park Service, Fort Sumter National Monument, Sullivans Island, South Carolina, 2000.

Pollitzer, William S. The Gullah People and their African Heritage. University of Georgia Press, 1999.

Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 1996.

Coughtry, Jay. The Notorious Triangle: Rhode Island and the African Trade, 1700-1807. Temple University Press, 1981.

Youngken,Richard. African Americans in Newport. The Newport Historical Society, 1998.


Carrier, Tim. Family Across the Sea. South Carolina Educational Television, 1990.

Keyserling, Paul. God's Gonna Trouble the Water. South Carolina Educational Television, 1997.

Moss, Gary. Gullah Tales. Georgia State University, 1986.

Panter, Richard. When Rice Was King. South Carolina Educational Television, 1990.

Toepke, Alvaro and Angel Serrano. The Language You Cry In: The Story of a Mende Song. California Newsreel, San Francisco, 1998.

Juvenile Literature and Videos

Bodie, Idella. The Mystery of Edisto Island. Sandlapper Publishing Company, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1994.

Branch, Muriel. The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People. Cobblehill Books, New York, 1995.

Clary, Margie Willis. A Sweet, Sweet Basket. Sandlapper Publishing Company, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1995.

English, Karen. Neeny Coming, Neeny Going. BridgeWater Books, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1996.

Hinn, Gary. Fah de Chillun: Gullah Traditions (Video). South Carolina Educational Television, 1994.

Jaquith, Priscilla. Bo Rabbit Smart for True: Tall Tales from the Gullah. Philomel Books, New York, 1995.

Krull, Kathleen. Bridges To Change: How Kids Live on a South Carolina Sea Island. Lodestar Books, New York, 1995.

Siegelson, Kim L. The Terrible, Wonderful Tellin’ At Hog Hammock. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1996.


For more information on "Project Priscilla," see:

Project Priscilla: Bringing Rhode Islanders Together in an Act of Remembrance
(Rhode Island Black Storytellers)

Slavery Connects the North and the South

A lesson plan developed by the Choices Education Program at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies that addresses the voyage of the Hare.

For more on the earlier Gullah homecomings to Sierra Leone, see:

For more on Edward Ball’s book Slaves in the Family, see: