Veronica Gerald, Gullah Geechee Advisor
Veronica Gerald is a Gullah Geechee Heritage Commissioner. She is also a descendant of enslaved Africans from the Brookgreen and Longwood Plantations in Georgetown County, South Carolina.
An eminent scholar of Gullah history and culture, she is a frequent lecturer across the country. Recipient of the coveted South Carolina’s Governor’s Award in Humanities, she also served as Director of History and Culture at historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island.
In addition to her scholarly writings, Veronica is the co-author of The Ultimate Gullah Cookbook. Since completing her doctoral work in American Studies at Emory University as a Patricia Harris Roberts Fellow, she currently serves as professor of English at Coastal Carolina University.