Gullah Culture Featured in February
Beaufort County Library starts our celebration of Black History Month with three presentations the first week of February. Two are related to the Smithsonian's New Harmonies exhibit (which leaves Sat., Feb. 4th.)
For images of some of the programs thus far, click here.
Wed., Feb. 1st
A) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Peoples, will share Gullah music with participants in the Technical College of the Lowcountry auditorium from Noon until 1 pm. Her program is entitled "Livin' Wid We: A Gullah/Geechee Journey of Harmony." (To see images taken at her high energy December program for New Harmonies, click here.) You'll sure to enjoy her upbeat, lively, and informative performance.
B) Southern Beaufort County residents might want to make plans now to join the Friends of the Hilton Head Branch Library for a presentation by Will Cross and Dr. Emory Campbell about "Books on Gullah Culture." This session will be held in the Hilton Head Branch Library's Community Room and also begins at Noon on Feb. 1st.
Mr. Cross wrote Gullah Culture in America, and Dr. Campbell wrote the foreward to Gullah Culture in America. Copies are available through our local history sections under call number 305.8961 CRO.
Sat., Feb. 4th
The New Harmonies Exhibit and supplemental programming is closing with a Grand Finale performance sponsored by the BDC.
Join the BDC as it sponsors the Aunt Pearlie Sue Show at 2 p.m. in the old SC Room of the Beaufort Branch Library. Meet us downstairs as Anita Singleton-Prather becomes “Aunt Pearlie Sue.” Aunt Pearlie Sue delights audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales, songs, skits and history. Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited. Seating is first come, first served. Room capacity is set by fire code regulations.
For an annotated bibliography of Gullah related materials, read this.