Monday, February 8, 2010

Lagniappe @ your Library

Pontotoc County Library
February 25, 2010
7 o'clock


Book Description - Call Me Gullah presents a vivid description of a unique group within the African American culture.  The Gullah living on Sea Coast Islands bordering South Carolina and Georgia have the purest bloodline of African slaves ever brought to America in wooden ships.  The author suggests that some 75% of Blacks living in the United States remain unaware of the one of a kind group.  Sons of former slaves have left a dialect, culture, and cuisine that have a direct link to their West African heritage.

About the Author - R. H. Brown is a Television Reporter for a local CBS Affiliate in Columbus, Mississippi.  This veteran Vietnam Era Army Medic is also a veteran Radio Announcer.  Brown grew up Gullah on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.  He has been living in Mississippi for the last 19 years with his wife Bettye and two sons Dameion and Adrian.  R. H. Brown enjoys being seen, as well as heard.  WCBI TV and Living Manna Church of West Point, MS, where Brown has pastored a flock since 1993 give him that avenue. 

Free and open the public.
Sponsored by:  Friends of Pontotoc County Library

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