GULLAH CULTURAL PROGRAMS

“Sojun tu Gullah Geechee,”
January 13 through March 16

A traveling exhibit from the Geechee Kunda Center, Riceboro, GA, will be housed in Learning Lab One of the Wall Lowcountry Center Complex. The exhibit showcases the Gullah Geechee Rice Culture with storyboards, photographs, artifacts, tools, relics, and implements. The exhibit will be on display from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. daily and is free with garden admission.

Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays through May 21

“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, 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.

 


 

 

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