In support of our NY sister Chapter event and for those looking to learn more about Gullah Geechee history and culture.
On Saturday February 12th from 1-3 PM ET. As we celebrate Black History Month, please join the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter, and the NYG&B as we present Dr. Jessica Berry, an educator, advocate, and researcher who is passionate about sharing the living Gullah Geechee history, culture, and language with the world.
About the Presenter
A native of Huger, South Carolina, Dr. Berry currently serves as the acting department chairperson and assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology at South Carolina State University. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in speech language pathology & audiology from Winthrop University and South Carolina State University, respectively.
She completed her doctoral studies at Louisiana State University in communication disorders with a minor in linguistics.
Dr. Berry is a fluent Gullah/Geechee speaker who has worked as a translator/transcriber with the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture project (2014).