The Post & Courier does an excellent job keeping pace with local news…but the paper also makes an effort to reflect local history. Two recent examples illustrate this….both from Sunday’s paper.
In “Documentaries shine new light on SC Gullah-Geechee stories”, arts columnist Maura Hogan highlights the efforts of local filmmakers to preserve and share stories of the Lowcountry’s Gullah-Geechee tradition. “Those were “Travel Notes of a Geecheee Girl” by Director Julie Dash and Producer Rachel Watanabe-Battonis and “Saltwata Vibes” by Director Shjerard “Shekeese” Duval.” To see the article online CLICK HERE. As always, nonsubcribers will encounter a paywall.
There is a short excerpt of “Travel Notes f a Geechee Girl” on You Tube CLICK HERE
For more information on “Saltwata Vibes” CLICK HERE
The second piece is a fascinating look at how the SC Battlefield Preservation Trust got a federal grant for the Liberty Trail project and how they plan to use virtual reality to bring a Revolutionary War fortification located on Marion Square back to life. To see the article by Adam Parker CLICK HERE. Non subscribers will, again, encounter a paywall.
Charleston’s defenses during the Revolutionary War included a large fortification and gate near what is today Marion Square. The history of this site will be enhanced with augmented reality applications, thanks to new funding from the National Park Service received by the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust
To visit the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust CLICK HERE
And for more on the Liberty Trail CLICK HERE