• 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?

New citizens are sworn at the annual naturalization ceremony.

Charles Pinckney's plan for the new federal government provided for the naturalization of citizens. Today the park hosts a naturalization ceremony every year during Constitution Week in September. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC