29 July 2013

Celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Nation

It's official: “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” is July 27 - August 4th in Beaufort County. 

Read the text of the July 22, 2013 proclamation on the County Council's Proclamations list. (Select "2013/37" to see the PDF document).
Check out all the plans and programs in the Gullah/Geechee National International Music & Movement Festival being held at the Hunting Island Nature Center & St. Helena Branch Library Friday, August 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT). Fee. Details: http://gullahgeecheemusic-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

For a summary of the breadth and scope of the Gullah related materials that the BDC has and shares, read the May 22, 2013 Connections "Gullah Culture" entry. There are a host of materials in our holdings and links to online resources for you to explore this fascinating and enduring African-based contribution to American culture.  We think that you'll be surprised by what you learn and experience. 

Please remember that we're here to help you explore our deep and wide historical heritage!

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