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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Local Opportunity to Learn

Winston-Salem State University
presents a
Bunce Island Exhibition
curated by
Joe Opala

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 AM - 4 PM
through February 26th
Room 207C
Thompson Student Services Center

601 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Bunce Island, a British slave castle in Sierra Leone linked forever to the southern United States, is presented in this documentary exhibit of images and text on the castle's history.

Thousands of African captives were shipped through this West African location in the 1700s, particularly to the rice growing areas of the southern United States. The Gullahs are descendants of the slaves from Sierra Leone.

The traveling exhibit, curated by Joe Opala, is FREE and open to the public.



WSSU

Joe Opala
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