Friday, November 04, 2011

Ahead of Time shows in Orangeburg, SC

Today we screened "Ahead of Time" at the Museum and Planetarium at South Carolina State Unversity, home of the Bulldogs!

The museum is currently showing a fascinating exhibition on Lorenzo Dow Turner, the first African American linguist, and his discovery of the language of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia. He discovered that they spoke a Creole language, with African ancestry.

We visited the Edista Memorial Gardens and their noted rose gardens and huge live oaks with Spanish moss.

I enjoyed the hospitality of Museum and Planetarium director, Ellen Zisholtz, in her beautiful home. She was very generous with her time and her friends!

-Zeva Oelbaum