Also available as an in-class program
Student Connections: From Africa to America
By using primary documents, artifacts, photographs, and stories, students will analyze and interpret African-American life during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
They will learn about the interactions between people of European and African descent and how cultural exchanges have influenced South Carolina and America today.
By observing and examining African instruments and baskets that are still made in both Africa and the Lowcountry today,
students will learn to identify and describe how trans-Atlantic traditions have survived in a similar fashion for more than three centuries. Topics include African culture, the Gullah language, rice cultivation, emancipation, Reconstruction, and more. (45-60 minutes)