Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

North Charleston

Above: The road to Wadmalaw Island. Hwy 171 to 700


A strong oak. Spanish Moss. Bear Bluffs Fish Hatchery on Wadmalaw Island.


Me– taking in the psychic resonances of my Gullah ancestors.

IMG_9268.JPGMap at Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery.

It was an amazing experience to be there. To be where, historically, my ancestors worked enslaved on rice plantations. Where my ancestors persevered against all odds, in a world very hostile to their existence.

I felt all at once pride but also sorrow for what they had to endure. I reminded myself of the importance of the work of recovery in studies of slavery in the United States.

One thought on “Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

  1. Grand rising Christy

    My ancestors are from Wadmalaw Island, they lived on Martins Point WhitMarsh plantation. I recently visited my roots and graveyards Jenkins Cemetery as well as New Jerusalem A.M.E. I’m still researching my family history in hopes of putting all the puzzle pieces together.


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