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Gullah Geechee Gaardin

 

Audio Content

Introduction by Ron Daise 

Spirituality


Arianne King Comer (b. 1945), Emanuel AME Church, 2015, Batik on Damask    

Insights

Excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island (2017)
Narrated by Amani Huell

Mary Lou Cottman

 

Excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island (2017)
Narrated by Devante Owens 

 

 


Natalie Daise (b. 1960), Same Old Sweet Song 2013, Oil on Board

Respect for Elders   

Wisdom

What elders see and know: Jushie Ricard Parker 

Respectfulness: Roy Newson Brown 

Whom to respect: John Singleton, Jr.

Kin

Great grandma's teachings: Roy Nelson Brown

Consequences for disrespect: Mary Lou Cottman

 

Excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island (2017)
Community Living: Narrated by Eric Crawford Ph.D., Coastal Carolina University

 

Indigo woman - Gullah Geechee Gaardin
Photographer Unknown, Indigo Lady, 1998, Photograph
Used by permission of Arianne King Comer

Creativity

Food Ways

My mother's garden: Mary Lou Cottman

My grandma's way to eat white grits: Edna Hales Knox

Eating alligators and turtles: Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues

Childhood - all by Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues

Getting a basket name

An unforgettable visit from cousins

Chasing snakes for play

 

 

Tenacity - Gullah Geechee Gaardin
Susan Madison (b. 1957), The Gathering, 2018, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

Tenacity

The lingering effect of slavery: Gladys Bonds McKoy

Daily racial tensions en route to school: Mary Lou Cottman

Family protection when Klan was gonna ride: Gladys Bonds McKoy

 

Bonding - Gullah Geechee Gaardin
Susan Grant (b. 1941), Bonding 2015, Watercolor         

Heritage

Meanings

Gullah Geechee expressions: Mary Lou Cottman

Gullah Geechee language: Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues

Perceptions about Gullah Geechee speakers: Edna Hales Knox

Beliefs

The HagEdna Hales Knox

When the Waccamaw is angry: excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island, Narrated by Terrell Jones

Burial practices: Jushie Ricard Parker

A Mantle Not to Be Denied - Written and performed by Ron Daise © 2018

 

Gullah Family Christmas - Gullah Geechee Gaardin
Diane Britton Dunham (b. 1955), Falla da Sta/[Da Gullah Christmas] 2005, Acrylic on Canvas

Family and Community

Memories

Two Black doctors who were role models: Mary Lou Cottman

Travels to Sandy Island by way of Brookgreen Gardens: excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island, Narrated by Sydney Simone

Fun times at McKenzie Beach: Gladys Bonds McKoy

Home Life

Neighborhoods: Edna Hales Knox

The African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) Church: Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues

An island home to a people who have been there for centuries: excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island, Narrated by Amani Huell

 

I Raise My Hands - Gullah Geechee Gaardin
Zenobia Harper (b. 1966), I Lift My Hands 2018, Soft Sculpture

Self-sufficiency

Health

Remedy for hiccups: Mary Lou Cottman

Source of home remedies: John Singleton, Jr.

Remedies for ailments: Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues

Work Life

Fishermen's hauls excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island, Narrated by Tyrechus McKenzie

Self-sufficiency: Edna Hales Knox

Income from the waterways: excerpt from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island, Narrated by Jala Bennett

 

Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington's Sandy Island Outreach

Excerpts from At Low Tide, Voices of Sandy Island

Devante Owens

Sydney Simone

Amani Huell

 

Hours

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. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Tickets

Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Free
Children 4-12
$10
Adults 13-64
$18
Seniors 65 & Over
$16

Location

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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

843-235-6000