Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Chairman Ronald Daise, a Gullah Geechee storyteller and historian, poses for a picture in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Daise said racial prejudice from outsiders, as well as a desire by Gullah parents for their children to speak standard English in order to succeed, drastically reduced the number of Gullah speakers. But over the last few decades, shame has been replaced by a building pride as Gullah culture has become more widely known and appreciated, he said. Picture taken January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Randall Hill