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Date:
November 21, 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 21, 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.

Establishing the Literary Link: The poem "God's Pen in Their Hands" presents Black women who applied the power of the pen to resist and oppose the oppression and inequal treatment of Black people. Yvette Murray will illustrate how Black women were often the leading literary voices during many of the crucial periods of racial conflict and turmoil such as the lynching and civil rights eras.




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