The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is managed by a Federal Commission comprised of fifteen members representing the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. South Carolina has six representatives on the Commission, and North Carolina, Georgia and Florida each have three.

According to the designating law, there are two types of Commissioners: (1) those nominated by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and (2) specialists who can nominate themselves or be nominated by others to the NPS.

For consideration as a SHPO nominee please contact the SHPO in your state:

To be considered as a specialist, contact Chris Abbett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 404-507-5685, Associate Regional Director for Partnerships, Interpretation and Education, National Park Service, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303.

Questions about the NPS National Heritage Area program should be directed to Ms. Margaret Tyler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 404-407-5821, National Heritage Area Program Region, Southeast Region, National Park Service, Southern Regional Office, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

Gullah Geechee Corridor Adminstrative Staff

J. Herman BlakeExecutive Director J. Herman Blake retired as the inaugural Humanities Scholar in Residence at the Medical University of South Carolina in December 2014. Dr. Blake received his B.A. from New York University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley--all in Sociology. He retired from Iowa State University as Professor of Sociology Emeritus and served most recently as Scholar in Residence and founding Director of the Sea Islands Institute at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Throughout his career Dr. Blake has focused on minority students in higher education, urban militants in the African American community and social change and community development in rural and urban African American communities. His publications include over fifty full-length contributions and a book, the autobiography of Huey P. Newton, Revolutionary Suicide. He has been awarded six honorary degrees and two presidential medals.

 

 

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