April 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ McLeod Plantation Historic Site
The poetry series features fellows of the Cave Canem poetery foundation, whose work explores themes associated with the black expereince in America.
Len Lawson's book, 'Before the Night Wakes You,' is lauded for candid explorations of race relations. He is co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race initiative and co-editor of its first anthology, 'Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race.'
April 14, 2018, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ McLeod Plantation Historic Site
These tours delve deeply into history and reflect our most recent research, revealing new understandings of the people who lived here throughout history. In addition, participants are often allowed access to places typically not available to the public.
April 28, 2018, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ McLeod Plantation Historic Site
April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Celebrate the perseverance of African traditions in the Americas. Cultural preservationist Ron Daise will explore ring shouts and praise houses, two cultural touchstones of Gullah Geechee communities, before University of North Carolina Charlotte students perform a dance connecting Cuban Palo, Trinidadian ring dances, and Gullah Geechee Ring Shouts. Participants are then invited to join in a movement workshop to learn the students' dance. Program made possible through a generous grant from South Carolina Humanities.