The University of Connecticut, in collaboration with The Penn Center, Georgia Historical Society and other Sea Islands sites, announces Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations. Two, one-week NEH Landmarks of History and Culture Workshops for 40 teachers (80 teachers total) will be held in Savannah, GA, July 7-12 and July 14-19, 2013. Gullah Voices will examine the artistic expressions of the Gullah, direct descendants of slaves who worked the rice plantations on the coastal islands off the shores of South Carolina and Georgia. Their history, stories, beliefs, and creative expressions are critical antecedents to African-American culture and the broader American mosaic, as we know it today.
K-12 teachers from the fields of music, visual arts, dramatic arts, social studies/history, and language arts/English are invited to apply. Full-time and part-time classroom teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents are eligible; other K-12 school personnel will be considered based on availability. Workshop participants will be awarded one $1,200 stipend towards program costs. For full program description and application procedures visit: www.gullahvoices.org
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