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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Feb. 12, 2015) – The Town of Mount Pleasant, in partnership with the Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, is offering a series of lectures and concerts Feb. 14, 21 and 28 to celebrate Black History Month.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is celebrated in the United States annually to remember and celebrate important people and events that have shaped the history of the African diaspora.
“The Historical Commission is pleased to present singer and songwriter Ron Daise, CEO and Founder of the Gullah Society, Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, and the Plantation Singers as part of this series of free cultural programs,” said Historical Commission Chair Rick Gutowski. “The importance of Black History Month cannot be understated. It is a time for recognizing the central role and contributions of African Americans in U.S. history with celebrations of achievements by black Americans. We welcome residents and visitors to this exciting cultural series.”
RON DAISE, singer and songwriterFebruary 14 @ 8 pm Greater Goodwill AME Church – free eventRon Daise, Singer, Songwriter and Gullah Culture Preservationist will perform choice pieces at the venue. http://rondaise.com/about
DR. ADE OFUNNIYIN, CEO and Founder of the Gullah SocietyFebruary 21 @ 8 pmFriendship AME Church – free event Dr. Ade Ofunniyin will lecture on the impact of the Gullah culture regionally and beyond.http://gsociety.weebly.com/dr-ade-ofunniyin-dr-o.html
PLANTATION SINGERSFebruary 28 @ 8 pm Christ Church – free eventThe Plantation Singers will present an A Cappella Spirituals Concert.http://plantationsingers.com/welcome.html
For more information, contact Planner II Chris Luly at (843) 884-1229 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.