“A Dialogue in Charleston and a Watch Party in Pittsburgh: Rice in Gullah Geechee Culture and History”
The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program was pleased to host Jonathan Greene, nationally acclaimed professional artist and founder of the Lowcountry Rice Culture Forum, and Edda L. Fields-Black, Associate Professor of early and pre-colonial African history at Carnegie Mellon University and both producer and librettist of the Requiem for Rice on Thursday, September 16th in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Auditorium. The distinguished speakers discussed the Requiem for Rice project and answered questions from an engaged, lively audience.
The Requiem for Rice multi-media composition aims to serve as a tribute to those enslaved, exploited, and brutalized on Lowcountry South Carolina and George rice plantations who remain unburied, unmourned, and unmarked.
For more information of the Requiem for Rice project, please visit the following website: http://requiemforrice.com/