BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 5, 2009–The team members of Southeast Georgia
Health System invite the public to join them in honoring the many African
Americans, both past and present, who have inspired us all and contributed
to the betterment of our society.
Through March 2, the Health System is hosting a special art exhibit, “Walking
Forward,” in the Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, 2500 Starling
St., Brunswick. This exhibit features the works of local African American
artists Kenneth Carroll, Beverly Jones, Vivian Mitchell, Le Rav, and Gene Threats.
The Health System is also hosting a Black History Month celebration on
Wednesday, Feb. 18, featuring a musical performance by the Darien Geeche
Shouters beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.
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.
Both the exhibit and celebration are free of charge and are open to the
public. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about the exhibit, contact
Lynda Dalton-Gallagher at (912) 262-0628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the celebration or any other Health System
events, classes, or seminars, visit the online calendar at www.sghs.com.