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Pin Point – Black Heritage along the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

January 3, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Pin Point Heritage Museum

Rendering of Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah Tribune

Pin Point is a small African-American community located just southeast of Savannah that has been struggling to maintain its black heritage and lifestyle. First settled in about 1896, the community prospered when Varn Seafood located a processing plant there in 1926, and for the next 60 years life was, well, idylic. Now part of the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, the tiny hometown of Supreme Court Justice Clarence aims to tell the story of freed Sea Islands slaves who founded Pin Point, and to preserve what may be the last piece of Georgia coastline still owned mostly by African-Americans.

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