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The Will to Survive

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Working on Walmart commercials in Savannah, Chicago advertising executives Al Hawkins and Kathleen M. Humphries became intrigued with the Gullah/Geechee people who live on several islands on the south Atlantic coast, retaining the closest linguistic and cultural ties to Africa found in the U.S.

Hawkins and Humphries spotlight Sapelo Island, off the coast of Georgia, site of the most intact Gullah/Geechee culture, in their documentary The Will to Survive: The Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

It screens for free, Tuesday 2/9 at Noon at Kennedy King College.

It's part of Kennedy King and Teamwork Englewood's weekly Black History Month screening series.

At Kennedy King College Theatre, 740 W. 63rd St.

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