Gullah Geechee enters the academy

There’s a new language class on offer at Harvard. Gullah Geechee is a creole language developed by enslaved Africans and still spoken today. As far as anyone knows, it’s the first time it’s been taught anywhere. Sunn M’Cheaux — native speaker turned Harvard instructor — tells his story and the story of Gullah Geechee, a language that is as African as it is American.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions, Podington Bear and Ranky Tanky. Photo courtesy Sunn M’Cheaux.

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