De Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will host its 5th Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center.
The Reconstruction Era National Monument which is celebrating its first anniversary is dedicated to commemorating the period from 1861 through 1900 when nearly four million previously enslaved Africans sought to integrate into a free society and into the educational, economic, and political life of the country that they actually built. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in collaboration with Gullah African Diaspora Artists (GADA) will host a conference that will delve deeply into the Gullah/Geechee story of Reconstruction. The “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” will be held at the new Mather Museum and Interpretive Center which is located at the historic Mather School campus which is now the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The conference will give the participants an opportunity to visit several sites beyond those that are officially a part of the Reconstruction Era National Monument.