This month we will celebrate Women’s History Month during our Gullah Campfire Supper with Stories and Songs and a special portion of our meal will be a whole roasted hog from Peculiar Pig Farm by Marvin Ross of Peculiar Pig Farm. Marvin was featured in an article in Modern Farmer magazine about his family farm. He and his family have farmed for generations raising produce and woodlot pigs. If you’ve watched the Netflix original documentary High on the Hog, Marvin appeared in episode two along with Chef BJ Dennis is as they roasted a hog on Daufuski Island on the property of Gullah chef, author, and culture preserver Sallie Ann Robinson. We are so excited to have Marvin and his team together here on Morning Glory Homestead Farm for this event.
Our guest speakers are two sisters from Charleston, SC who have been actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement for many years and continue even today.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina Minerva Brown King graduated from Burke High School and went on to earn the B. A. Degree in sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She continued her education at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) In Tuskegee, Alabama and Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She received the Master of Science Degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She received the Masters Plus 30 Hours from the Citadel in Charleston and in 2007 received National Board Certification in the field of Library Media.
A former social worker and counselor, Ms. King worked as a librarian, library manager, library media specialist and adjunct professor for a total of 35 years. Since 1992 she has devoted herself to the art of storytelling, using this art for educational and entertainment purposes.
Retiring from St. John’s High School on Johns Island after 18 years, Ms. King now divides her time and talent between her multicultural storytelling business and various civic and religious organizations. Among these are the Charleston Area Justice Ministry, Links, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the NAACP, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church vestry, the Altar Guild, The Episcopal Church Women and the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese in South Carolina. She also serves on the board of the Avey Institute of the College of Charleston.
Growing up in Charleston in the 1950’s and 1960’s in a family deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement and as the original plaintiff in the local school desegregation case, has endowed Ms. King with a deep sense of community commitment which continues to this day.
Dr. Millicent Brown is a lifelong community advocate and spokesperson for economic, social and educational improvements in exploited neighborhoods and communities of color throughout the South, the nation and the world. She specializes in ongoing analysis of the modern civil rights movement, and explores social justice dynamics and intersections of race, gender, caste and class in contemporary society.
Brown is co-founder and Project Director of an oral history initiative to identify the “first children”, like herself, to desegregate previously all-white schools (Somebody Had to Do It Project). She has held a variety of history and museum related faculty positions and serves as consultant for numerous museums, historic sites and social justice programs in North and South Carolina.
Ph.D. Florida State University
M.Ed. The Citadel
B.A. College of Charleston
Faculty positions held at Claflin University, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford College, Hofstra University, Bennett College for Women and College of Charleston
We hope you will join us March 26 for this very special Farm2Table event filled with Gullah history, culture, and food traditions.
Tickets are available through our website https://www.morninggloryhomestead.com/event-details/women-of-the-movement
Tony and Belinda dressed in period clothing for the Decoration Day Gullah Campfire Supper with Stories and Songs.