Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk Present Benefit Performance for Angels Charge Ministry

DSC_9456Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk will deliver their Gullah singing, dancing and storytelling in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC, to support the Angel Charge Ministry Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM .

Angels Charge Ministry helps women rebuild their lives without condemning or judging them. It is based on Psalm 91 referring to God’s angels watching over and helping others. Since April, weekly Bible sessions involving praise services and prayer requests are held for women at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Nannie Jefferies, executive director of the ministry and pastor of Maranatha Free Church of Jesus Christ, 350 Garner Road, organized the program and is expanding it to help women once they are released from jail.

“The idea is to look at why these women continue to have a life of incarceration and what it will take to stop it,” Jefferies said. “We know the program is not for everyone, but it is for those who want to be whole. This program also deals with restoring their lives.”DSC_9400

Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk are the most exciting musical sensation ever to come from the South Carolina Sea Islands. Virtually all related, the closeness of this dynamic group is apparent from the first song. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by their unique style, memorable performances and uplifting renditions of their historical repertoire. The group was formed by Anita Singleton-Prather; best known for her beloved character Aunt Pearlie Sue, in an effort to preserve Gullah history and the Gullah dialect. A performance by the Gullah Kinfolk is a rare treat that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  For more information and to purchase tickets contact Nannie Jeffries at 863-529-5472 or nanniejeffries@yahoo.com.

 

Hank D. Herring presents Frederick Douglass “Making of a Man”

Hank D. Herring will present highlights from the life and the famed July 4 speech of Frederick Douglass in a one-man stage show at ARTworks in Beaufort, SC February 14 and 15.

Hank D. Herring presents Frederick Douglass

Hank D. Herring presents Frederick Douglass

Doors for “Making of a Man” open at 6 pm, and the show opens at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available online or at the door: $17 per person; students $12 and children ages 12 and younger $7. Call ARTworks for more information: 843-379-2787.

After escaping from slavery, Frederick Douglass became a leader of the abolitionist movement. A self-educated man, Douglass became known as a great orator and author. Campaigning tirelessly for emancipation throughout his lifetime, he made a firm case for the equal rights of all people. Douglass was quoted as saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

Herring is also the featured artist of the month exhibiting in the gallery at ARTworks. A specialist in framing, an educator and craftsman, he frequently exhibits and speaks at festivals and cultural events. His work also includes wood carving, collectible and functional ceramic and wooden boxes,  and a wide variety of mixed media creations which often use found materials such as driftwood, leather, glass or fabric. He is noted for his use of Adinkra symbols and customized designs.