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Gullah Artist Selected as 2006 Rankin Scholar in Residence

October 16, 2006

Selected Gullah ArtistThis year's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Rankin Scholar-in-Residence is Ms. Anita Singelton-Prather. Her two-day residence titled, Gullah: African and Africanism in America, will include four Gullah artists and expose the public to Gullah music, art, craft, dance, food and language while relating it all to African and African-American culture in American society today. Ms. Singleton Prather an internationally-known singer, actress, storyteller, historian and teacher has been featured on PBS, Good Morning America and in the film Forrest Gump.

  • What: Gullah: African and Africanism in America
  • When:
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2006
      • "Reflections of Two Worlds: Gullah Music and Culture," 12:30-1:45PM and 2:00-3:15PM. A two-part lecture.
      • "Performance Practices in Gullah Music," 5:30-6:50PM.
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2006
      • "Gullah: The Genesis of African American History and Culture," 1:30-3:00PM. A performance workshop on Gullah music and culture.
      • "Gullah through the Arts," 4:00-6:00PM. A workshop featuring Gullah artists.
  • Where: 2032 MacAlister Hall, 33rd and Chestnut Streets, Drexel University.
  • All workshops are free and open to the public
  • More information: Department of Performing Arts at 215-895-2787 or
  • Contact: 215-895-1275