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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 2:00 PM
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African-American woman sewing sweetgrass baskets in the Gullah tradition.

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

Outdoors or Visitor Center

2:00 PM

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Carlin Timmons

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(843) 881-5516 x 14

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