The Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection

The International African American Museum invites the public to attend a presentation on the Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection by Professor Joseph Opala. 

Opala has spent more than 40 years studying Bunce Island, the largest British slave trading base on the “Rice Coast” of West Africa, and its links to South Carolina and Georgia. Opala also organized two “Gullah Homecomings” to Sierra Leone in which Gullah families with proven historical ties to that nation were hosted by the Sierra Leone Government as lost kinsmen come home.  Opala will discuss Bunce Island and the Gullah Homecomings, and their importance for illustrating Lowcountry history.

 

Mar-01-18 6:00 pm - Mar-01-18 8:00 pm
Morris Brown A.M.E. Church
Address: Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 13 Morris Street, Charleston, SC