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  • Multiple Days: 02/05/2011, 02/12/2011, 02/19/2011, 02/26/2011, 03/05/2011, 03/12/2011, 03/19/2011, 03/26/2011 Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

    Gullah Heritage Celebration 2011

    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, 2011.

    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, indigo-dyeing and sweetgrass basket sewing to cooking, African drumming and story-telling, folk-tales, spirituals and other musical performances.

    • Feb 5
      Carolyn "Jabulile" White, Sea Island storyteller
      Vera Manigault, sweetgrass baskets
    • Feb 12
      Anita Singleton-Prather, "Aunt Pearlie Sue" Gullah Tales
      Vera Manigault, sweetgrass basket demonstration
    • Feb 19
      Sharon & Frank Murray, rice production
      Paul & Loretta Hromoga, indigo dyeing
      Elijah Ford, sweetgrass basket demonstration
    • Feb 26
      Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, spirituals
      Jeannette Lee, sweetgrass basket demonstration
      Minerva T. King, story-teller
    • Mar 5
      Veronica Gerald & Jesse Gantt, Gullah cooking demonstration
      Charlotte Jenkins, Gullah cookbook
      Alada "Muima" Shinault-Small, African tales
      NIA Productions, African drumming & dance
    • Mar 12
      Vermelle & Andrew Rodrigues, quilting & toys
      Vera Manigault, sweetgrass baskets
      Julian B. Gooding, African tales & percussion
       Charles C Williams, castnet making & woodwork
    • Mar 19
      CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale
      Dorothy Montgomery, quilting
      Elijah Ford, sweetgrass baskets
    • Mar 26
      Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, spirituals
      William Rouse, sweetgrass basket demonstration
    Location: Outdoors or Visitor Center, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Carlin Timmons Contact Email: carlin_timmons@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: (843) 881-5516 x 14

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