reflections on race, religion, history & social change

February 10, 2017

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Victoria Smalls, Director of Development and Public Relations at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC, on her recent appointment to the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission!

Created by Congress in 2006, the Corridor i...

March 15, 2016

I just saw this glowing review of Michele Moore's The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston (University of South Carolina Press, 2016) in the Charleston Post & Courier and am intrigued. It's the latest offering from Story River Books, the imprint of the late renowned au...

November 10, 2015

I'm pleased to share this 10-minute video, produced by a media arm of the United Nations system as part of its International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024. It focuses on the history and curent situtation of the Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina...

February 10, 2015

Sunday, February 22, at 4:00 p.m., People to People and the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation present Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk, among the country's premier exponents of Gullah history and culture, in performance at Center Theater, 212 N...

November 21, 2014

I can't even say how happy I am to have been invited to participate in the Penn Center Civil Rights Symposuim this weekend!

Penn Center, the former school for freedpeople on St. Helena Island and today the cultural and intellectual center of the Gullah-Geechee people,...

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