They eventually heavily populated South Carolina and Georgia. It was the principal spot for slaves being shipped to Georgia and South Carolina. British colonizers realized that African rice could be cultivated in the southern parts of the U.S. By the 18th century, large acres of land in the lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia were made into African rice fields. In 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Act enabled the preservation of historic sites as it relates to Gullah culture.
Source: The North Africa Journal May 16, 2018 06:33 UTC