Alphonso Brown has always been able to speak ‘Gullah’, a creole-based dialect spoken by some of the African-American population in South Carolina and Georgia. Much of the history of towns like Charleston is bound up in the culture of its Gullah community, but Brown couldn’t find a tour that specialized in introducing people to that side of the city. So he started one.
“The big drawing card now is to talk about black history,” he says. “It is something that has been hidden or not explored for years.” Accordingly Gullah Tours
shows visitors to Charleston a uniquely ‘Gullah’ side of the city, including sweetgrass basket makers and the house of famous ironworker Phillip Simmons.