In the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the continuation of cultural traditions on the land is still a major issue. The traditionalists have long since realized that without our land, we do not have a culture much less a home. So, we continue to fight to maintain land ownership, combat environmental dangers, and to continue the economic empowerment of family members upon the land.
In Nesmith, which is on the western boundary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina, there are miles of acres of land lined out in cotton and soybeans. Suddenly down a long dirt road, you find a vineyard in the midst of it all.