Three black women, all with white clothing, sitting and embracing under a wooden umbrellla at the beach

Highlights from the Event

Co-sponsor: CAAAMA, Center for the Study of African American Religious Life, DC Environmental Film Festival
Venue: African American History and Culture Museum
Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater
Cost: Free. Registration is strongly suggested.  Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.
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Related Exhibition: Cultural Expressions; Making a Way Out of No Way

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.A discussion that looks at the film through the lens of African Spirituality will follow screening with director Julie Dash, Dr. Judith Weisenfeld (Author, Hollywood Be Thy Name), and Ron Daise (“Gullah Gullah Island,” folklorist & cultural preservationist)

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