Join us for a Gullah-Geechee Heritage Event on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, 6:00pm-8:00pm. The event is titled, Realizing Community Roots of Gullah-Geechee Heritage: An Evening of Storytelling & Song. It is presented by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and St. Johns Cultural Council.
A group of Gullah-Geechee people migrated from Edisto Island, SC after the Civil War to a new community they named Edisto, today near Mandarin on Old St. Augustine Road. Learn about the Gullah-Geechee Heritage during this event.
Author Greg Estevez will share some of the oral histories of Edisto Island as told to him by past elders, long-time residents and present historians. That includes the rich Gullah history, culture, and customs of Black Edistonians past and present. Greg is the great-great-grandson of Henry Hutchinson , a former enslaved African who built the Hutchinson House on Edisto Island, SC in 1885.
Enjoy the Hallelujah Singers, celebrated as South Carolina’s ambassadors with high-energy performances interwoven with storytelling and song. Gullah and West African Culture of music is a significant part of the heritage of the Sea Islands. And, the Hallelujah Singers invoke this through blues, jazz, gospel, and contemporary musical performances. The all-female ensemble began over thirty years ago by Dr. Marlena Smalls. They continues to educate and entertain to keep the Gullah message alive.
Refreshments will be available. Guests will receive a complimentary drink ticket with additional drinks available for purchase.
$10.00 — Virtual Live-Streaming Event
$50.00 — In-person Attendance
The event is part of a fundraising campaign for the Lincolnville Museum during Historic Preservation Month.
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