Our community festivals are a wonderful way to learn more about Gullah Geechee culture and to explore the Corridor. Click 2018 GULLAH GEECHEE COMMUNITY FESTIVALS to get a list of Gullah Geechee festivals happening in 2018. These include the 42nd Annual Daufuskie Day, the 2018 Georgia Sea Islands Festival, the Mitchellville Junteenth Celebration and the 2018 Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival. To get your community festival added to the list, call the Commission at 843.818.4587.
GULLAH GEECHEE SUMMER SCHOOL
Join us for a free, webinar series that will introduce you to Gullah Geechee history and culture. We will examine their origins and early development in the Low County; their quest for freedom, equality, education and recognition; their connection with the land; traditional and contemporary cultural and spiritual expressions; and the unique Gullah Geechee language. Click 2018 GULLAH GEECHEE SUMMER SCHOOL to get registration information and to download a schedule.
2018 GULLAH GEECHEE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVALS
Join us all summer-long for a free afternoon of documentary films that showcase the history, power and strength of Gullah Geechee culture. Click 2018 GULLAH GEECHEE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL to get a listing of the selected films, event dates and click here for the Gullah Geechee Doc Festival Poster and Guide.
FREE 2018 GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS
join us for free genealogy workshops that will help you connect to your Gullah Geechee roots in Corridor — and the communities where your family lived. Click 2018 TRACING YOUR GULLAH GEECHEE ROOTS for a list of 2018 sessions.
PRESERVING YOUR HEIRS’ PROPERTY
The Commission and the Center for Heirs’ Property are partnering to provide a free nationwide, teleconference on a critical land ownership issue facing the Gullah Geechee community and their ancestral property in the Corridor: protecting and preserving heirs’ property in South Carolina. Click 2018 SOUTH CAROLINA HEIRS PROPERTY CONFERENCE CALLS for a schedule of 2018 conference calls.
2018 WATCH NIGHT AND EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION COMMEMORATION
The Commission invites your church, community group, public library or cultural institution to participate in the 156th anniversary of January 1, 1863: the day when enslaved people in the Low Country began to emerge from from bondage as a result of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
QUARTERLY COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETINGS
The next public meeting of the Commission will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Armstrong, Florida. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and share issues and projects that concern the Gullah Geechee people and the Corridor. To learn more and to request time on the agenda, call 843.818.4587.