Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Presents “Reflections of St. Helena Island”
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is sponsoring a series of events at the new St. Helena Branch Library. The series entitled “Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy” will begin on January 30, 2013 at 6 pm with an event entitled “Reflections of St. Helena Island.” The event is FREE and open to all!
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will do a histo-musical presentation incorporating historical documents that are part of what took place on St. Helena Island, SC as the Reconstruction Era began in the United States.
Victoria Smalls, Director of History & Cultural Programs of Penn Center, Inc. will do a reading from the “Diary of Charlotte Forten” who was the first African American instructor at Penn School, the first trade, agricultural, and normal school for freedmen.
Natasha D. Robinson who is also a native performing artist from St. Helena Island will present an original piece reflecting the island.
These presentations will be set in the midst of the exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” This exhibition opened December 31st and will close on February 2, 2013. It sets the context for this night of “Reflections of St. Helena Island.” Fa mo info, call (843) 838-1171 or email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
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