Sat, Apr 15|
42 Robert And Clara Trail
Gullah Campfire Supper with Story and Songs: Gullah and Sierra Leone Connections
Meet Captain John Kamara from Sierra Leone and hear his story of survival and overcoming obstacles to now have a successful career connecting Black Americans with Sierra Leone and the rich culture through travel, stories and songs!
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
42 Robert And Clara Trail, 42 Robert And Clara Trail, St Helena Island, SC 29920, USA
About the event
Our Black History Month celebration has been postponed to April. It will feature our Gullah culture, history and foodways through our stories and songs. In addition it will introduce our guests to our new neighbor and friend Captain John Kamara from Sierra Leone. Guests will hear his story of refugee camp survival, obstacles and challenges he faced , heroism to fellow refugees, and his work on board the replica ship of Amistad. Captain John has a powerful testimony and is working to show the connection Black Americans have to Sierra Leone. He shares the history and culture of Sierra Leone through his stories and songs. This evening will be very special and informative, guests will leave with a greater appreciation of the work Captain John does to build community.
During a previous visit to our farm Captain Kamara gave us gifts from Sierra Leone, including rice seeds. We are going to plant the rice as a part of this event. We look forward to growing rice from John's home village and allowing guests to see what rice from the West African Rice growing countries looks like.
We look forward to seeing you.