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Date:
November 7, 2020
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Address:
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
325 Country Club Drive

Charleston, SC 29412
Contact:
843-795-4386
Cost:
Free, no registration required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event can accommodate 50 guests.
Enslaved homes at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
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Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Ukweli is Swahili for "Truth," and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee identified four truths: forensic, personal, social, and healing. Our poetry, lecture, and dialogue series seeks healing truth as poet and writer Horace Mungin reads his poetry in a place created to enslave his ancestors. The reading will be followed by black scholars and authors who contextualize the poems. Radio host Osei Chandler moderates discussions around Black perspectives of history that are often minimalized at historic sites and museums.

The Bible and the Rope: In 1919, America was in the grips of deadly violence. Mostly initiated by whites, it erupted in cities across the country, including here in Charleston. Mungin's "Red Summer of 1919" and Imam Hakim Abdul Ali explore how mobs, terrorists, civic organizations, law enforcement, and justice system have used tools like the Bible and rope to oppress, intimidate, and harm Black people.



Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth is made possible by the Charleston County Parks Foundation and the generous support of The Joanna Foundation.