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Kingsley Heritage Celebration

Kingsley Plantation

On February 15 and 22, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a unit of the National Park Service, will host Kingsley Heritage Celebration at Kingsley Plantation. This special event is held every year to celebrate African heritage and remember the enslaved that lived here. This year, Kingsley Heritage Celebration is part of a year of programming marking the 400th anniversary of when the first enslaved Africans were forcibly brought to English-occupied North America.

On February 15, Kingsley Plantation will be joined by speaker Dr. Johnnetta Cole, a Kingsley descendant, and the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. Dr. Cole has been an anthropologist, an educator, and Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Throughout her career, she has worked on initiatives dealing with diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in museums and higher education. The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters are descendants of enslaved Africans who preserve the historical and cultural legacy of the Geechee people through song and dance. The event will end with archaeology tours of the slave cabins led by the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the Timucuan Parks Foundation.

Events Details:

Date/time: February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Presented By:

Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters

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Event Contact:

Corinne Fenner
(907) 477-6606

Event Venue:

Kinglsey Plantation
11676 Palmetto Ave
Jacksonville, 32226 United States
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