History

Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 29, February 19, 26, and March 5

“Priscilla’s Posse: A simulated press conference about Gullah Heritage” recounts the historic visit in May 2005 of Thomalind Martin Polite (Priscilla’s descendant) of North Charleston to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Through songs, lectures and photographs, Ronald Daise, Brookgreen’s Vice President for Creative Education explores the language, foods, crafts, rice production, and the Bunce Island Slave Castle.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday January 18 from 1 – 2 p.m
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Edda Fields-Black, Ph.D., author, researcher, “The Work of Our Hands: Mangrove Rice Production in Coastal Guinea.” Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday, February 15 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Jessica Harris, Ph.D., Queens College/ CUNY, cookbook author and culinary historian, "Carolina's Gold: The Rice AND The People.” Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. The Pavilion Restaurant will offer a lunch special to complement the lecture.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday, March 15 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Louis Nelson, Ph.D., University of Virginia, will talk about “Carolina Gold” a type of rice developed at Brookgreen Plantation. Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. The Pavilion Restaurant will offer a lunch special to complement the lecture.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday, April 26 1 p.m.

Andrew Agha, archeologist, Archeological Research Collective, Charleston, SC, “The Archeology of Rice: Digging for the Roots of Cultivation.” Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday, May 24 1 p.m.

Vennie Deas Moore, photographer/documentarian, about current archeological dig on Hampton Plantation, “Descendants’ Voices of the Santee Delta.” Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays - please check Events Calendar for specific dates

Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. Isolated on coastal barriers island their unique culture endures today. Through songs, stories, and audience participation Daise brings the Gullah culture to life and you will leave with a new appreciation and understanding of "Wha E Mean fa Be Gullah!". The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.





 

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