• Charles Pinckney

    National Historic Site South Carolina

Gullah Heritage Series 2006

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Date: December 19, 2005
Contact: Carlin Timmons, 843-881-5516

Celebrate Gullah Heritage! The National Park Service, in partnership with the Town of Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic site every Saturday at 2:00 pm during February and March, 2006.

Charles Pinckney, a principal author and signer of the United States Constitution, owned seven plantations. Enslaved Africans and African-Americans on Lowcountry plantations developed a unique culture known collectively today as “Gullah.” Gullah people made significant contributions not only to the Lowcountry plantation system but also to American culture in general. A remnant of his Lowcountry plantation, Snee Farm, is preserved today as Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.

These Gullah programs range from craft demonstrations such as quilting, cast-net making and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, African drumming and story-telling, folk-tales, spirituals and other musical performances.

Feb 4   Caroline “Jabulile” White, Sea Island storyteller

Vera Manigault, sweetgrass baskets

 

Feb 11 Alada “Muima” Shinault-Small, African tales

NIA Productions, African drumming & dance

 

Feb 18 Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, spirituals

Jeannette Lee, sweetgrass baskets

 

Feb 25 Anita Singleton-Prather, “Pearlie Sue” Gullah Tales

 

Mar 4  Veronica Gerald & Jesse Gant, Gullah cooking

Vera Manigault, sweetgrass baskets

 

Mar 11 Vermelle & Andrew Rodrigues, quilting

“Sista, Sista” stories & skits

 

Mar 18 Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, spirituals

Charles Williams, cast-net making & woodwork

 

Mar 25 Anita Singleton-Prather, “Pearlie Sue” Gullah Tales

 

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Charles Pinckney, circa 1787

At age 29, Charles Pinckney was the second youngest delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC