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About
Gullah Kinfolk
Traveling Theater

The Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theater, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit multi-disciplinary organization based on the Sea Islands of Beaufort, South Carolina. It was founded in August 2013 by Beaufort County Sea Island native, Anita Singleton Prather, integrating art, education, social justice, cultural tourism, economic development and equity.   This musical ensemble fulfills its mission through theatrical productions, educational programs, artist demonstrations, Gullah Heritage tours, workshops, mentorship/apprenticeship programs, racial understanding and healing, tourism development, cultural exchange programs, culinary arts, lecture series, film and music production.

      

 The Beaufort community is rooted in the Gullah culture and is more strongly committed to its African Heritage than other communities of the African diaspora. Their historic and cultural importance, recognized by the Federal Government’s Gullah Geechee Corridor and Reconstruction Monument, is often not understood by segments of the community. 

       

The Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theatre celebrates the importance, history, significance and richness of the Gullah culture. Performances and educational programs provide an understanding of the direct ties between Western Africa, especially Sierra Leone, with South Carolina and the entire Gullah/Geechee Corridor. It illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in making this a great country.

Our Team

This musical ensemble is dedicated to its mission of the preservation, advancement, and promotion of the Gullah culture through artistic productions, performances, and educational programs. 

 

Lead by:

Anita Singleton Prather, Founder & Artistic Director         
Scott Gibbs, Musical Director/Tenor
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Aunt Pearlie Sue
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Scott A. Gibbs
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Gullah Kinfolk
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