Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish...Freedom: A Sea Island Holiday Celebration

University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort 29902

On the Sea Islands in Beaufort S.C,. December 20 1860 marks the last Christmas before the Civil War. South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union. Masters in the Big House talkin' 'bout war Coming. Servants in the Quarters talkin' 'bout freedom coming. Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk brings this history alive through interactive storytelling, dancing, and hand-clapping and foot-stomping music that mesmerize audiences as they journey back in time to celebrate this special Yuletide season. This fully staged musical production has become a holiday favorite with audience members traveling from both near and far to experience the spirit of the season. "Com' 'joy Yo'self. Christmas dis ain't Christmas wit'out Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk!"

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