Growing up Gullah

Growing up Gullah Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a 45-minute one-man show in which Donald Sweeper tells stories shared to him by his ancestors and the elderly people from the community in which he grew up. This performance also includes Gullah … Read more

Scrooge, “According to Gullah”

Scrooge, “According to Gullah” Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a Christmas season comedy based on Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.  The stage performance features Donald Sweeper acting the part of Scrooge as if he is speaking in … Read more

Water as Vehicle and Healing in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust

Water as Vehicle and Healing in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust Presented by Len Lawson. The 1991 film Daughters of the Dust was the first to portray the Gullah culture on film to a national audience from St. Helena Island in South Carolina. Water in the film takes on the symbol of flight, migration, and separation … Read more

Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin

Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. Julia Peterkin was a white woman who wrote about Gullah people living on her family’s plantation out of a desire to honor and preserve their culture. She was shunned by white Southerners for “betraying her race” but became accepted by Harlem Renaissance … Read more