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Growing Up Gullah with Donald Sweeper

This is a 45-minute one-man show in which Donald Sweeper tells stories shared to him by his ancestors and the elderly people from the community in which he grew up. This performance also includes Gullah folklore and traditions, as well as rites of passage performed by many of the African American Churches from Reconstruction up to the early 1970s. Donald Sweeper will also translate Gullah into English for the audience. As a demonstration, he reads scriptures from the New Testament Gullah Bible.


The program, sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, will begin at 11:00 am, May 6th at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market


 This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email

The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos, and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation, and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders throughout the state.

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