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:

Capoeira
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.

African Dance
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.

Sierra Leone
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.

Storyteller
Enjoy an interpretation of Gullah Geechee life and culture guided by an interactive storyteller.

Sweetgrass Basketry
Join a basket artist to discuss South Carolina's legacy of sweetgrass basketry, the oldest craft of African origin in the United States.

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African American Heritage Day Festival.

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