Health System to Host Black History Month Celebration Feb. 25

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 9, 2010 – In recognition of Black History Month and the extraordinary accomplishments of African Americans who helped change the social and political landscape of America, Southeast Georgia Health System invites the public to a special celebration on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Senior Care Center-St. Marys, 805 Dilworth St. This special event, featuring the Darien Geechee Shouters, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Activities Room.

The members of the Darien Geeche Shouters are all of Georgia Geechee Gullah ancestry. Believing that people without a history are a lost generation, the group was organized in 1992 with the overall goal of preserving and protecting the Geechee heritage. The Darien Geechee Shouters are committed to embracing, preserving, and protecting the historical and cultural heritage of the Georgia Geechee legacy through song and dance for the benefit of present and future generations. The Darien Geeche Shouters’ cultural goal is to keep the original “shout” as authentic as possible from 1800 to the present.

This special celebration is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the celebration or any other Health System events, classes, or seminars, visit the online calendar at www.sghs.com.