Tucked away along the back streets of Old Port Royal, the Motherland Monument stands as one of the few memorials shining a light on Beaufort’s slave trading past.
The inscription on the monument reads:
“Dedicated to those who were taken from the Motherland. Know the teachings. Respect the elders. Keep the unity. Maintain the faith.”
Source: Stop 19 Gullah Monument – Richmond Avenue & 11th Street
“The Gullah Monument here symbolizes the contribution of the Africans who were brought to this area to work in rice, indigo and cotton fields.” – The Historic Port Royal Foundation Historic Walking Tour, Stop 19