BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 10, 2011 – Geechee Kunda, the Gullah Geechee
Center of America, will be presenting a Black History Month Program at
Southeast Georgia Health System in celebration of Black History Month.
This program will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Activities Room at the Senior Care Center-St. Marys, 805 Dilworth
St. It will be presented a second time on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m.
in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415
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 presenters
for the Health System program are Dr. A. Jamal Toure' (the African
Spirit), a resident scholar at Geechee Kunda, and an internationally renowned
living history performer. Sistah Bithiah, a musician, storyteller and
actress will round out the program with a theatrical presentation. A local
cultural history exhibit featuring, storyboards, relics, implements and
crafts from Geechee Kunda's traveling exhibit which opened at Macon
Museum of Arts and Sciences (a Smithsonian affiliate) and has been featured
at the Sea Island Festival and Sapelo Culture Day, will be on display.
The program is free and open to the public. To find out about other events
at the Health System, visit sghs.com.