Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays in March - November
Ron Daise, Vice-president for Creative Education and Gullah descendant, will present an entertaining and informative program about the culture, food, language, and history of the Gullah Geechee people. The program will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. The Spring Season presentation will be “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout,” a concert of songs and readings. On March 18, guest lecturer, Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr. will present a special program (details below).
“Gullah Geechee Program Series”
1 p.m. on March 18
Guest speaker, Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., will give a lecture presentation will be about his book, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice, An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom, which he co-authored with William Robert Judd (USC Press). Copies will be available for sale.
Porcher is professor emeritus at the Citadel and adjunct professor of biological sciences at Clemson University. Judd—a self-taught draftsman, artist, archaeologist, and historian—is retired from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The presentation is free with Garden admission; however, seating is limited. Call 843-235-6016.
Reign of Rice lecture Series
Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.
Joseph McGill, Jr., Founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, will present “Rice Beyond the Fields: Examining the Dwellings of the Growers.” McGill has spent nights at several former rice growing plantations such as: Magnolia, Middleton, Mansfield, Hopsewee, Frienfield, and Hobcaw Barony. He will have spent a night under the stars at Hampton Plantation a week prior to the lecture and will be coming in from a sleepover and morning program at Laurelwood Plantation in Eastover, SC. The program is free with garden admission, reserved seating is required by calling (843) 235-6016.
Regin of Rice Lecture Series
Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m.
In the final lecture of this year's series, Wendy Carmen Trott, Ph.D., ethnographer of Gullah Studies, will present “ROOT MEDICINE: African Spirituality in South Carolina.” Dr. Trott earned a B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina (Conway) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in African American Studies at Temple University. Her dissertation, “An Afrocentric Analysis of the Transition and Transformation of Root Medicine as Spiritual Practice Among Gullah People of Lowcountry South Carolina,” is an examination of African aesthetics and African-based traditional medicine in the rural south. The program will be in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission; however, seating must be reserved by calling 235-6016.