Richland Library on Assembly Street. Cola Daily file photo, image by Mercedes Dubberly.

Richland Library will celebrate Gullah Geechee history with the "It's a Gullah Geechee Celebration" Jan. 29, at Columbia's Hyatt Park (950 Jackson Avenue).

Visitors can expect a cultural experience including the art of storytelling, music and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exhibits of the celebration will include Gullah artwork, sweetgrass basketry, storytelling, Gullah cuisine and African drumming and dance. 

A variety of special guests include Natalie Daise from the popular '90s Nick Jr. television show, “Gullah Gullah Island.” Aunt Pearlie Sue, a Beaufort native will deliver Gullah folktales through her character Anita Singleton-Prather. The Black Cowboys of Rembert, South Carolina will make an appearance, teaching the history of cattle ranching. 

The Gullah Geechee celebration is recognized by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. This heritage area was designed to protect and preserve the cultural history and practices associated with the Gullah people throughout the Southeastern coast. 

Additional information about the event is available at

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