THE WEEPING TIME MEMORIAL
March 2-3, 2019 | Savannah GA

A public memorial to the largest slave sale
in U.S. history. Organized by the Organization to Commemorate Enslaved African Americans,  Journey by Faith, Inc., Ivory Bay CDC. Otis J. Brock III Elementary School, Georgia Historical Society, Solomon Temple and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

 

GULLAH GEECHEE PROGRAMS @ CCPL
Spring 2019

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is proud to partner with the Charleston County Public Library on a series of programs that explore Gullah Geechee history, heritage and culture. Download a brochure listing all of our library-based Gullah Geechee programs here.

CONVERSATION WITH CHEF CHARLOTTE JENKINS

March 6, 2019 | 2 pm – 4 pm
Hurd /St. Andrews Public Library
Charleston, South Carolina

A conversation with the legendary Gullah Geechee chef, restauranteur and author (“Gullah Cusine: By Land and By Sea”) from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Discussion moderated by K.J. Kearney to be followed by audience Q&A.

INTERNATIONAL GULLAH GEECHEE AND AFRICAN DIASPORA CONFERENCE        March 7 – 9, 2019                                   Coastal Carolina University              Conway, South Carolina

The inaugural International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference will explore the theme “Tracing the African Diaspora: Places of Suffering, Resilience and Reinvention.” We will bring together academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary areas of study, who offer their ground-breaking contributions in the form of scholarly papers, films, performances and spoken poetry.

GULLAH GEECHEE FUNERAL AND BURIAL TRADITIONS
April 25, 2019 |  4 pm – 5:30 pm
Southport Library
Southport, North Carolina

Learn how Gullah Geechee funeral and burial practices reflect their shared West African ancestry and historic experiences in the Lowcountry.   Pre-registration requested and limited to ten people. Please contact our office if you do not receive a confirmation within one hour.

PRISCILLA’S LEGACY | TALK WITH THOMALIND POLITE
March 9, 2019 | 2 pm – 4 pm
 Hurd / St. Andrews Regional Library
Thomalind Polite is the 7th generation descendant of a 10-year-old girl, named Priscilla, taken from Sierra Leone to South Carolina to be sold into slavery. Join us to hear about Thomalind’s discovery of her ancestry and watch the documentary Priscilla’s Legacy on her journey to trace her roots back to Sierra Leone.

“BLACK HANDS TO WHITE MOUTHS” | CHEF KEVIN MITCHELL
May 11, 2019 | 2 pm – 4 pm
Johns Island Regional Library
Johns Island, South Carolina

Chef Kevin Mitchell who will give a free talk on his research on Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks. “From Black Hands to White Mouths: Charleston’s freed and enslaved cooks and their influence on the food of the South” is a profoundly important, historical work that reclaims and restores the important role that Black cooks and African foodways had in shaping the culinary heritage of Charleston and our nation.

“COMBEE: FREEDOM-SEEKERS OF THE COMBAHEE RIVER RAID” | DR. EDDA FIELDS BLACK
May 18, 2019 | 2 pm – 4 pm
Johns Island Regional Library
Johns Island, South Carolina

An afternoon with historian Dr. Edda Fields-Black, Associate Professor in the Dep’t of History at Carnegie-Mellon University and a specialist in the trans-national migration of West African rice farmers, peasant farmers on the pre-colonial Upper Guinea Coast and enslaved laborers on rice plantations in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry.

GULLAH GEECHEE SUMMER SCHOOL
Starts June 2019

Last year, over 100 people registered for our free, three-part videoconference designed to introduce you to Gullah Geechee history and culture. We are pleased to bring it back.  Registration opens March 1, 2019.

Post Office Box 1007
Johns Island, SC 29457-1007
(843) 818-4587
info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org