Local Life Magazine February 2021

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happenings February

25th Annual Gullah Celebration

Heaven and Earth by Patricia Sabree

The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration celebrates all things Gullah — art, food, music and people. This year’s events feature the Arts Ob We People — Art Exhibition and Sale, A Taste of Gullah, Soul Food and Friends — Cooking Series, Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast and Freedom Day. Events are scheduled to take place throughout February. Tickets and more information can be found at gullahcelebration.com.

Freedom Day: Exploring the Families of Historic Mitchelville

In partnership with Lowcountry Gullah, Mitchelville Freedom Park will premier “Freedom Day: Exploring the Families of Historic Mitchelville.” This documentary will showcase the journey to freedom through the stories and conversations of the descendants of the way makers in Mitchelville. In addition to meeting families that have called Hilton Head Island home for over 200 years, you’ll find out how Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton of The American Red Cross contributed to the success of historic Mitchelville. The documentary will premier at noon February 1, available online at exploremitchelville.org.

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