BLSCM’s Summer Celebration
On July 14, from 11:30am to 4:30pm, the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum hosts a Summer Celebration, tells Manager Shelby Henderson. “Enjoy a half day of entertainment and celebration. Guest lecturer Nettie Washington Douglass is the great-great granddaughter of orator, statesman, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass; and, she is the granddaughter of Booker T. Washington. World-performing artists, the Geechee-Gullah Ring Shouters will perform their history and heritage presentation of African-American culture from slavery. Retired U.S. Marshal, Louie McKinney, an Oconee County native, will present his ESPN “Strike Team” docudrama. Five authors, four of whom are Oconee County natives, will be on hand to sign their books that will be for sale: Special Printed Edition of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, made available through Nettie Washington Douglass’ Foundation; One Marshal’s Badge: A Memoir of Fugitive Hunting, Witness Protection, and the U.S. Marshals Service by Louie McKinney; Feng Shui for the Mind, Body, and Soul by Ivy Henderson Ellerby; The Words that Heal: Encouragement for the Soul by Stacie P. Thompson; and A Withered Rose Can Bloom Again by Clintoria Wakefield. In addition, the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum will make a special presentation to the School District of Oconee County at this event.” The Summer Celebration on July 14, takes place at the Gignilliat Community Center, located at 621 North Townville Street in Seneca, and it is free to attend.