A Taste of Gullah Web Series

"A Taste of Gullah: a Web Series from Down South" produced by Dr. Janice
Marie Collins, captures the enriching spirit of the good "folk" who come
from good "stock" on the Sea Islands. Be sure to watch to the end of each
episode to find contact information for the individuals in the series,  so
that you, too, can experience, "A Taste of Gullah."
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A Taste of Gullah

"A Taste of Gullah," produced by Dr. Janice Marie Collins. From Anita
Singleton Prather as Aunt Pearlie Sue, to Oshi Green at The Gullah Grub, to
Jery Taylor and her sweet grass baskets and so many more exciting people
AND stories from the Sea Islands are captured in this 1-hour television
program that aired on WEIU-TV on PBS. https://youtu.be/EHV43AIwJQo

Journey to My Mother’s Land: Extending the Gates’ Effect into Africa

From the Gullah coast to the West Coast of Africa, Dr. Janice Marie
Collins explores the REAL Wakanda by heading BACK to Sierra Leone, West
Africa and the Mende Tribe, her land and her people. "Journey to My
Mother's Land: Extending the Gates' Effect into Africa." For 6 weeks,
Collins immerses herself into the culture to see if the "knowing" really
matters. From the food, to religion, to female cutting, to meeting her
"cousins" and standing on the soil of Bunce Island, to the beautiful
beaches, you see all of the emotional, spiritual, challenges AND victories
As They Happen! There is no other autoehtnography like this...and it's one
you definitely want to see. "Journey to My Mother's Land: Extending the
Gates' Effect into Africa."
A journey of freedom! Watch the series today on VimeoOnDemand.

Gullah Christmas Weekend Package Specials

Gullah Christmas art by Diane Britton Dunham

Gullah Christmas
art by Diane Britton Dunham

Dramatic and delicious celebration opens the Christmas holiday season featuring tours, art and entertainment with luxurious accommodations in historic waterfront bed and breakfast or group specials in modern hotel.

Enrich your holiday spirit with three days and two nights in Beaufort, South Carolina. Gullah Christmas weekend opens Friday, December 6 in historic downtown with free entertainment and shopping which is the traditional Night on the Town. Tree lighting, music and dance welcome Santa, while shops and galleries invite late visits, and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band performs.

The evening highlight is “A Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish” which is a full stage musical drama at the University of South Carolina Beaufort theater plus feasting on luscious homemade cuisine and shopping with popular artists. Revisit the culture of the original Gullah slaves who were brought to America from West Africa. Anita Singleton Prather performs as Aunt Pearlie Sue emphasizing the hope and spirituality of a dynamic people.

aunt pearlie sueThe Lowcountry Gullah feature on Saturday is a van tour with a narrated view of Gullah Geechee heritage including plantation stories and songs under the live oaks and through ruins of churches and plantations. A visit to the York W. Bailey Museum interprets the history of Penn Center and the Gullah Geechee community of the Sea Islands showcasing early photography, art and artifacts. Penn School was established in 1862 as one of the first institutions to educate freed slaves. The 50-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark.

York W. Bailey Museum  at Penn Center

York W. Bailey Museum
at Penn Center

Light Up the Night Saturday evening in historic downtown with the annual boat parade bringing the magic of the season to Waterfront Park.  The traditional Christmas parade through the downtown streets on Sunday afternoon announces the official opening of the holiday season.

Experience friendly Southern hospitality with history, heritage, art and culture. It’s a holiday getaway offering relaxation, entertainment and fresh local menus enhancing a mild island climate.  Book a luxurious suite in a historic bed and breakfast or schedule a group in a modern hotel.

Contacts for package or booking details:

Cuthbert House Inn

Cuthbert House Inn

Bed and breakfast — Cuthbert House Inn
cuthberthouseinn.com
info@CuthbertHouseInn.com

Group contact – Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce
bcbcc.org
BeaufortBlack@gmail.com