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Gullah-Geechee Commission concerned about Ebola

November 4, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission are calling on other nations to join the United States in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The corridor extending from the North Carolina coast to the northeast Florida coast is where descendants of sea island slaves live in a culture known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia and Florida.

The commission has released a statement noting that the Gullah and Geechee peoples are descendants of ethnic groups from West Africa.

It says the commission is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of those in West Africa and that while the commission supports the efforts of President Obama to help, other nations and communities need to join the fight against Ebola.

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