Finding unity through book- Charleston Post and Courier

He then heard about the College of Charleston Avery Research Center’s two-day symposium celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Dash’s film. They plan to gather scholars and artists from across the country to reflect on the film’s impact.

“It really put Gullah life on the map for many people,” said Patricia Williams Lessane, the center’s executive director. “This essentially is one of Charleston’s own (Dash) who has elevated the profile of this rich and hidden American tradition that we should be proud of.”


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