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Da Gullah Geechee Celebration with Aunt Pearlie Sue

Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie Sue's character has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales for over 20 years from the schoolhouse to the White House.

Da Gullah Geechee Celebration with Aunt Pearlie Sue
Da Gullah Geechee Celebration with Aunt Pearlie Sue

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Columbia, 763 Fashion Dr, Columbia, SC 29223, USA

About the event

Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort, South Carolina. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie Sue's character has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales for over 20 years from the schoolhouse to the White House. Visit the Richland Library for the most current updates on this event.

In the past, people have described the Gullah culture as quaint and the language as unintelligible. A closer look reveals a complex history and language with direct links to West Africa that survived slavery and thrived on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah experience has many variables that make it unique to each family and community. GullahNet along with its host, Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton-Prather), was designed to introduce Gullah culture and language to children on the web. Learn more at GullahNet.

Discover books about Gullah Geechee culture in the Helping Kids Rise Bookshop.

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