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Gullah Geechee Program Series

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:00pm Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Gullah Geechee Programs in January 2020 will be presentations by two authors, followed by book signings.

On January 22, Tracy Swinton Bailey, Ph.D., of Myrtle Beach, will discuss her novel, Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale. The book chronicles how protagonist, Mabeline – born "absent of all God's favor" but destined by the ancestors to "cross over" – travels from her Gullah roots in post-Jim Crow/pre-integration rural South Carolina on a journey of discovery through the 1950s and 60s American South. Baily is Founder/CEO of Freedom Readers.

On January 29, Ade Ofunniyin, Ph.D., of Charleston, will discuss his memoir, DNA: Die Not Another, which details his navigation throughout life, having been born with the gift of clairvoyance. “Dr. O” is the grandson of legendary Charleston Blacksmith, Philip Simmons, and Founder/CEO of Gullah Society.

No Gullah program will be on January 1, 8, or 15.

February 19 and continuing through spring, Ron Daise will be presenting:

Talkin Bout a Good Time, Ring Shouts and Praise Houses

An interactive lecture presentation by Ron Daise, Talkin Bout a Good Time, Ring Shouts and Praise Houses, informs about the history and importance of two cultural touchstones of Lowcountry Gullah Geechee communities. Participants engage in sing-alongs and respond to fill-in-the-blank options.   They also will leave with an understanding of how the two cultural practices connect with other communities of the African Diaspora.


Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island