Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

PO Box 1007
Johns Island, SC 29457-1007

843.818.4587 (office)

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Corridor Bulletin Board

June 18, 2015

GULLAH GEECHEE CORRIDOR COMMISSION
RESPONDS TO EMANUEL AME CHURCH SHOOTING


CharlestonNine June2015 NewYorker

JOHNS ISLAND, SC--The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission expresses its shock and dismay over the senseless act of violence against the members of Mother Emanuel AME Church on the evening of June 17, 2015, in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Our hearts go out to the family of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, that great congregation’s pastor and South Carolina state senator, who was among those who were gunned down on last Wednesday evening. We also extend our condolences to the other families who lost loved ones in that massacre.

In the words of Executive Director J. Herman Blake:

In the completely black darkness of the night and early morning, in the deep recesses of moss-laden oak trees, ponds and lagoons where our ancestors toiled for generations, we drop down—our knees to the cold floor—and we seek understanding, we seek solace, we seek a way out of this “no-way”. Our sobbing voices utter unspoken prayers as we gather in supplication to the spirits that have brought us this far by faith.

Our hearts are broken, but we know comfort is there.

Our spirits are strong because we know guidance is there.

Our faith is triumphant because we know our beloved community is here.

“Knee-bone, knee-bone, knee-bone, Oh my Lord.”

Contact: Sharon Scott, Administrative Assistant

843-818-4587

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United Nations International Decade for
Persons of African Descent

Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing their contributions and preserving their rich cultural heritage. This also includes the descendants of slaves - the Gullah Geechee people - who live in South Carolina and Georgia in the United States.
UN in Action, Episode #1474 --
9 April 2015

Click below for UN in Action:

https://youtu.be/JM2Y7wc51zg

and

http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/21stcentury/detail/4563743563001.html/

released October 19, 2015

Festivals are listed by month/state – NC, SC, GA, FL – also alphabetically.

JANUARY

South Carolina

Winyah Bay Festival
www.winyahbayfestival.org

Georgia

MLK, Jr. Day Remembrance Parade
www.visitKingsland.com

Florida

Zora Neale Hurston Arts Festival
www.zorafestival.com

 

FEBRUARY

North Carolina

Intercultural Festival
www.uncw.edu

North Carolina Jazz Festival
www.ncjazzfestival.com

South Carolina

Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Festival
www.gullahcelebration.com

Beaufort International Film Festival
www.beaufortfilmfestival.com

 

MARCH

South Carolina

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Fest
www.hiltonheadisland.org/winefest

Spring Garden Festival
www.brookgreen.org/SpringGardenFestival.html

Georgia

1st Saturday on the River (Mar–Dec)
www.riverstreetsavannah.com

 

APRIL

South Carolina

Soft Shell Crab Festival
www.oldvillageportroyal.com

Georgia

Blessing of the Fleet Festival
www.blessingofthefleet.com

 

MAY

South Carolina

30th Annual Original Gullah Festival

www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org

Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival
www.piccolospoleto.com

River Town Music & Arts Festival
www.conwaymainstreet.com

The Real Taste of Gullah
www.sweetgrassfestival.org

Georgia

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (May, June & October)
www.AICMF.com

Wild Amelia Nature Festival
www.wildamelia.com

 

JUNE

South Carolina

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
www.sweetgrass.org

Daufuskie Day Celebration
www.daufuskieislandfoundation.com

Georgia

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
www.ssiheritagecoalition.org

 

JULY

South Carolina

Annual Water Festival
www.bftwaterfestival.com

July 4th Celebration
www.beaufortsc.org

Georgia

Annual July 4th Sunshine Festival
www.goldenisles.com/festivals-events/4th-of-july-celebrations

Independence Day Festival
www.visitKingsland.com

 

AUGUST

South Carolina

Snowden Heritage Day Festival
www.scca-sc.org

 

SEPTEMBER

South Carolina

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
www.atalayafestival.com

Beach, Boogie, BBQ Festival
www.beachboogiebbqfestival.com

BBQ and Country Music Festival
www.boonehallplantation.com

Lands End Woodland River Festival
www.landsendwoodland.org

MOJA Arts Festival
www.mojafestival.com

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art
www.pawleysmusic.com

Yemassee Shrimp Festival
www.yemasseeshrimpfestival.com

Georgia

Shrimp & Grits Festival
www.shrimpandgritsfestival.com

 

OCTOBER

South Carolina

Endless Summer Festival
www.NMBEvents.com

Shrimp Festival
www.downtownbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival

Georgia

Annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival
www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com

Sapelo Island Cultural Day Festival
www.sapeloislandgeorgia.org

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
www.Tybeepiratefest.com

Rock Shrimp Festival
www.visitKingsland.com

 

NOVEMBER

North Carolina

Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Fear-Kite-Festival/229407647131183

South Carolina

Heritage Days Cultural Celebration
www.PennCenter.com

Georgia

Daufuskie Annual Autumn Festival
www.daufuskie360.net

DECEMBER

Florida

5th Annual SEA Rails to Trails Festival, Elkton

http://seachrc.org/

Note: Every effort has been made to provide current festival information for events within the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (GGCHCC). The GGCHCC is not responsible for errors, changes or upgrades made to websites noted.

 

 

 

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