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11:45 am on Thursday July 21, 2011

D.C. exhibit focuses on 'Father of Gullah Research' (update: Display runs through Sunday)

Flickr user concubine Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets Updated July 21: We first reported on this Gullah exhibit up in D.C. about a year ago, and now a year later the display is about to end.  If you're in the D.C. area you have until Sunday to check out...
5:47 am on Friday December 10, 2010

A Christmas celebration, play and feast at 'A Total Gullah Experience'

Provided The cast. Dubbed a "Sea Island Holiday Celebration," this full-stage musical production stars Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk in the cast of 20 on the last Christmas before the Civil War. The masters in the Big House, are talking war...
3:57 am on Tuesday November 23, 2010

Gullah Heritage Corridor plan moves along ever so slowly

Flickr user concubine The on-again, off-again plan to create a heritage corridor preserving the Gullah/Geechee culture appears to be on again, sorta. According to a Post and Courier story the corridor commission met over the weekend and voted to...
11:17 am on Wednesday November 10, 2010

Heritage Days to return to Penn Center this week

Flickr user denseatoms Heritage Days, a celebration of the Gullah culture, returns to St. Helena Island's Penn Center beginning Thursday.  This is the 28th installment of the annual event that brings thousands of people to the Sea Islands. A...
4:45 pm on Wednesday September 29, 2010

Beaufort mourns passing of two community leaders

The Beaufort area has seen the passing of two community leaders over the past 24 hours. Gullah Festival founder Rosalie Pazant passed away Tuesday at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and retired judge Thomas Kemmerlin Jr., passed away today. Please head...
12:11 pm on Wednesday September 22, 2010

Local arts figure says Charleston's MOJA Festival has lost its way

The annual MOJA Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow, and if you couldn't guess it the festival was designed to be a celebration of Charleston black heritage.  Well Anthropologist Ade Ofunniyin (also provost at the American College of the Building Arts...
6:56 am on Friday September 17, 2010

Is Gullah culture at risk?

Flickr user concubine The Island Packet has an interesting story on a federal plan to preserve the Gullah-Geechee culture along the Sea Island coast. Give it a read here. Discussion of this preservation corridor has been ongoing for several years,...
7:55 am on Wednesday February 10, 2010

Profile of an artist: 'Indigo child' Arianne King Cromer

Image by Flickr user Arianne King CromerCharleston Magazine has a wonderful artist profile on Arianne King Comer, a self procliamed "indigo child" whose work with ancient techniques of indigo dyeing and batik are unparalleled in the Lowcountry. King...
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