RALEIGH — The four state Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission will meet on Friday, Aug. 17, in Wilmington. The 10 a.m. meeting will convene at the International Longshoreman’s Association 1426 Hall, 1305 South Fifth St. The public is invited.
Highlights will include updates on potential partnerships, standing committees, office space, the establishment of a fiscal arm, and the commission’s website.
In North Carolina the corridor runs through all of Brunswick and New Hanover counties, most of Pender County and part of Columbus County. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives and History, is a supporter of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor initiative. Other states in the corridor are South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
The Management Plan Review Committee developed the document for presentation to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior by fall 2012. Management plan copies can be viewed electronically at libraries throughout the corridor. Comments will be posted on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website.
For more information about the corridor, contact Michael Allen, National Park Service Community Partnership Specialist (843) 881-5561, ext. 12. For information on North Carolina’s involvement with the corridor, contact Michelle Lanier, acting director of the N.C. African American Heritage Commission (919) 477-7103.