Schedule

 All events are in the Magnolia Room at the Inn at Ellis Square unless noted otherwise.

Sunday

3:00-5:00 PM               Registration

6:00 PM                        Welcome & Performance by Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters

7:15                              Reception hosted by the University of Connecticut

Monday         

Landmark Site:            African American Tour of Savannah and First African Baptist Church

Theme:                       Sounds and Traditions:  The Sacred World of Black Slaves

Guiding Question:       How is religion reflected in music, art, storytelling and dance?

Reading:                     “They shun the scrutiny of white men”: Reports on Religion from the

                                     Georgia Lowcountry and West Africa, 1834-1850,  Erskine Clarke

8:00 AM                      Opening session,  Dr. Robert Stephens

9:00 AM                       View “The Language You Cry In”

10:00 AM                     Discussion

10:30 AM                     Break

10:45  AM                    Conflicting Theologies, Dr. Erskine Clarke

12:15  PM                    Group Projects

12:30  PM                    Lunch

2:00  PM                      Tour:  First African Baptist Church

3:00  PM                      African American Tour of Savannah

5:00  PM                     Dinner, on your own

Tuesday

 Landmark Site:           The Penn Center, St. Helena Island, SC

 Theme:                       Sounds in Place and Time: The Plantation and the Praise House

Guiding Question:        How do black-white interactions affect cultural creations and

productions during the antebellum and post-bellum periods?

Reading:                       ” A Sense of Self and Place:  Unmasking My Gullah Cultural

Heritage”, Emory Campbell

“Kneebone in the Wilderness:  The History of Shout in America”

Art Rosenbaum

 7:15  AM                       Depart for Penn Center

8:30  AM                        Tour:  York W. Bailey Museum and Penn Center grounds

10:30  AM                      Break

10:45  AM                      A Sense of Self and Place, Dr. Emory Campbell

12:00  PM                      Gullah Lunch

1:00  PM                        Down by the Riverside and Other Spirituals, Ron Daise

3:15  PM                       Bus Departs for Savannah

5:00 PM                        Dinner, on you own

6:30  PM                       Group work on projects

Wednesday

Landmark Site:            Georgia Historical Society

Theme:                        Images and Iconography

Guiding Question:        How were the Gullah, and by extension, African-Americans

represented in images and iconography? By whom and in what?

9:00 AM                        West African Traditions and Transformations, Leroy Campbell

10:00 AM                      Discussion

10:30 AM                     Break

10:45  AM                     Primary Sources, Dr. Robert Stephens & Lynette Stoudt, GHS

11:30 PM                      Lunch, on your own

12:45-5:15 PM             Georgia Historical Society ( 2 hrs at GHS, 2 hrs. work on projects)

5:15 PM                        Dinner, on you own

6:30-8:00 PM               Performance Demonstration, Georgia Sea Island Singers

Thursday

Landmark Site:           Sapelo Island, GA

Theme:                       Stories and Artifacts

Guiding Question:       What is the nature of African influence and of American influence

in the Gullah tradition?

Reading:                      “Summoning the Ancestors:  The Flying Africans’ Story and Its

                                     Enduring Legacy” Timothy Powell

6:45 AM                       Departure

8:30 AM                        Ferry to Sapelo Island

9:00-2:30 PM                Sapelo Island- History, Culture and me, Cornelia Bailey

Tour of Island

2:30 PM                        Ferry to mainland

3:00 PM                        Leave for Savannah

4:30  PM                       Early Dinner, on your own

6:30 PM                        Group work on projects

Friday

Landmark Site:            Inn at Ellis Square

Theme:                        Cultural Memories in History:  Recollections

Guiding Question:        How can ethnographic research and contextual inquiry be used to

describe people, places, language, and creative and expressive

events?

8:00 AM                Group work on projects

9:45 AM               Break

10:00 AM              Al Williams, State Representative

11:00 AM               Our Family History, Mary and Wilson Moran

12:00 PM              Lunch, on your own

1:00   PM              Group Presentations

3:00 PM                Summary and Future Endeavors

4:00 PM                Workshop concludes

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