Health System Announces Black History Month Celebrations In Brunswick & St. Marys

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 13, 2011 – Geechee Kunda, the Gullah Geechee Center of America, will present “Rice, Riddum, N’ Rime—A Journey into Our History and Culture” at Southeast Georgia Health System in celebration of Black History Month. The program will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. The program will also be presented on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Activities Room at the Senior Care Center-St. Marys, 805 Dilworth St. The Gullah Geechee Center is located in rural Liberty County, Georgia. Geechee refers to the African-based culture in Coastal Georgia and the people who live there. Kunda means “compound” and “home of hope” and is located on lands where a rice, cotton and indigo producing plantation once stood. Members of Geechee Kunda share the history of the Gullah Geechee people and keep their traditions alive.

The hour-long program will feature music and storytelling by Kala JoJo and a living history presentation with culturalist Bethany Campbell. An exhibit of historic and cultural artifacts will be available for viewing before and after the presentation. Additionally, an exhibit of paintings by African-born William Kwamena-Poh is on display in the Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick, until March 5. The Black History Month celebrations and art exhibit are free and open to the public. To learn more about other events offered by the Health System, visit sghs.org and click on News & Events. About Southeast Georgia Health System