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New phase in preserving black sea island culture

...the commission was established, he has noticed a new pride in the culture.He remembers back in the 1960s when the Penn Center ? the St. Helena Island complex that started as a school for freed slaves and later was a retreat center for civil rights...
One-tank trips: Historic Beaufort

...half-hour drive well worth the trip. Visit St. Helena Island and experience the Gullah culture and cuisine. Stop at the Penn Center there, the site of the first school for freedmen, to experience the ongoing attempts of preserving and promoting black...
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Group plans event to showcase Gullah heritage

...Bernie Wright, the director of the Penn Center, a nonprofit organization begun...It is that Gullah heritage that Penn Center on St. Helena Island will celebrate...John Head, the chairman of the Penn Center board of trustees. LEARN MORE...
Students examine Gullah

...with the students and chatted with them afterward. SSU professor Scott P. Sells arranged a tour of the island's Penn Center, the site of one of the country's first schools for freed slaves. "I discovered the area while on vacation two...
Island festival honors boycott

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. - Penn Center's popular Heritage Days Celebration...the same reason as last time. Penn Center Executive Director Emory Campbell...of the boycott. "I think the Penn Center is absolutely correct in honoring...
Town wants to save trees from development

...4 percent, compared with 3.4 percent statewide. Jasper County's was 4.3 percent. But Emory Campbell of the Penn Center on nearby St. Helena Island said too many of the jobs are in construction, with little long-term security, or are...
Teachers wanted to study Gullah culture

...field trip to St. Helena Island, S.C., to visit the Penn Center, formerly a school established in 1862 that in South Carolina, where Campbell is a former Penn Center director. He recently headed a commission designated...
Businesses look for niche in Gullah community

...two-lane, milelong stretch to Penn Center and Hunting Island State Park...director of history and culture at Penn Center. Whenever a family passes by the...she added. In her tenure with Penn Center, Gerald would refer tour buses...
Man returns to island to pen novel

...for the U.S. Marine Corps at Parris Island, S.C., in 1956. The second time he visited was during a retreat at Penn Center with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the midst of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. And the last time he...
Legacies show vibrancy

...Arts Festival Social Fabric -- the Men and Women of the Bleachery 521st All Stars Pee Dee Heritage Tobacco Project Penn Center Heritage Days Jubilee Festival Reach Margaret N. O'Shea at (803) 279-6895.