Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: Grand Army Hall Marker Dedication
On the first day of "Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week" in Beaufort County, SC and the City of Beaufort, join the Beaufort County Historical Society at the dedication of
Grand Army Hall Historical Marker
706 Newcastle St.
Saturday, July 27th 11 am
Thirty years before the first Black History Day celebration in 1926, a group of Black Civil War veterans purchased property at what is now 706 New Castle Street in Beaufort, South Carolina in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The building that they built in 1896 is the Grand Army Hall which is the only known surviving physical structure representing the Grand Old Army of the Republics activities in the south.
For images go to: https://www.facebook.com/GullahGeechee/media_set?set=a.10200315172828106.1073741915.1417694558&type=3
Check out the Gullah/Geechee TV coverage of the event:
- A Sea of Gullah/Geechee Culture Flows for Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month « Gullah/Geechee Nation
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