African American Heritage Day Festival - Annual February Event
by North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
February 27, 2015! From its roots in Africa to its branches in the Caribbean, the Americas, and especially South Carolina, elementary and middle school students will be immersed in African American culture and history through a variety of activities including demonstrations, reenactments, performances and hands-on experiences.
One chaperone per every eight students receives free admission. Pre-registration is required to participate in this event.
Events you may see:
Enjoy a demonstration of this unique and thriving art form that serves as a symbol for the West and Central African cultural contributions to the nation of Brazil.
Discover the art of African dance, and enjoy a traditional African dance performance, accompanied by the rhythmic musical sounds of traditional African drumming.
Rice & Indigo
Enjoy an engaging interpretive program that demonstrates the major contributions of enslaved African workers to historic rice and indigo cultivation in South Carolina.
Through dance, music, and language, discover the Trans-Atlantic connections between the West African nation of Sierra Leone and African-American communities along South Carolina's coast.
Enjoy an interpretation of Gullah Geechee life and culture guided by an interactive storyteller.
Join a basket artist to discuss South Carolina's legacy of sweetgrass basketry, the oldest craft of African origin in the United States.
For more information visit African American Heritage Day Festival