The African Digital Ethnography Project (ADEPt) gathers data-rich ethnographies from across Africa and the African Diaspora. Our growing repository of video and audio documents what UNESCO calls intangible cultural heritage (ICH), including oral history, performance and ritual. ADEPt’s list of research sites includes locations in Africa, the Caribbean and North America and will continue to expand. Our focus for the 2017–18 academic year is communities accessible to student researchers in which our faculty researchers have long-standing experience and continued interest. This includes Afro-Cherokee and Gullah-Geechee communities as well as central neighborhoods of Atlanta. With the guidance and support of ADEPt’s core personnel, Atlanta University Center students and faculty collect new ethnographic data, interpret it and share analyses and content using technology-centered methods and platforms. A primary goal of the project is to engage Morehouse students, largely young Black men, in research that both addresses and transcends current events weighing heavily on our student body, taking them on new journeys of identity formation.

This series is for the Gullah-Geechee ethnolinguistic culture (ISO Code: GUL) of the southeastern United States.

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Submissions from 2018

McIntosh County Shouters, "Move, Daniel", Aaron Carter-Enyi, Trevon Hood, Devin Johnson, Brenton Jordan, and Cliff Miller

Submissions from 2017

"Why women are smarter than men" by Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Corrie Claiborne

Natalie Daise reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Natalie Daise

Ron Daise reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Ronald Daise

Veronica Davis Gerald on Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Veronica Davis Gerald

Uzee Brown and his Society of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Uzee Brown Jr.