Making Gullah: A Black History Celebration & Conversation

Melissa L. Cooper and Deirdre Cooper Owens

Library Company of Philadelphia

Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 pm EST

2023 Black History Month speaker Dr. Melissa L. Cooper, author of Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination, which examines the emergence of “the Gullah” in scholarly and popular works during the 1920s and the 1930s will be in conversation with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, Director of the Program in African American History. They’ll discuss Gullah/Geechee heritage, the history of its depiction, the realities of Black life in the Low Country, and their shared Gullah heritage.