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UNESCO-TST Heritage Tour: Gullah Geechee Corridor

UNESCO-TST Florida - The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - Transatlantic Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST)

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM - Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM (EST)

UNESCO-TST Heritage Tour: Gullah Geechee Corridor

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UNESCO-TST Heritage Tour: Gullah Geechee Corridor
UNESCO-TST: Gullah Geechee Corridor
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(Friday – Sunday) January 17-19, 2014

U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) along with The Florida branch of UNESCO, the Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST) Education Project, The Rosewood Heritage Foundation, our 501©3 non-profit and The Gullah/Geechee Community Development Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida, are collaborating to bring a "cultural exposure" and perspective to the study of American and world history. This is an enlightened tour "an interpretation framework to raise awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the history of Gullah Geechee people, their contributions to the development of the United States, and connection to the African diaspora and other international cultures." This Multicultural Corridor of four states is managed by a Federal Commission in partnership with the National Park Service and the state historic preservation offices of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The corridor is designed to appeal to all cultures, students from middle school to graduate students, including university and college, K-12 teachers/administrators, retirees, professionals from diverse fields, clubs, families, religious and/or community leaders.  Participants are encouraged to submit at the end of the tour an abstract that discusses an aspect of the Gullah/Geechee Heritage experience.  Your payment includes two nights at the Aloft hotel, double occupancy, hot breakfast, 1 group lunch & dinner, motor coach, ferry boat rides, tour guides, admissions and handouts. You will need funds for 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.  Wear comfortable clothes, bring an African dinner outfit, a smile, sun glasses, hat, and camera. Email: Rosewood1923@yahoo.com or xtaltruth@gmail.com Call (904) 444-1829, (352) 281-2286, 1-800-250-4645 or (305) 754-0981.


Friday Day 1  - 01.17.2014
·  4:30am bus 1 - pick up - Target Store, Butler Plaza parking lot Gainesville, FL
  5:00am - bus depart to Jacksonville
  6:30am – pick up passengers– Gateway Shopping Center parking lot Jacksonville, FL
7:00am depart to Sapelo Island, GA
8:30am ferry boat ride to Sapelo Island
9:00am Welcome Reception & tour on Sapelo Island
11:30am Group Lunch and Sea Island afternoon activities
8:00pm arrive Charleston, SC - Aloft Sheraton Hotel
Charleston Airport & Convention Center 
4875 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418 
relax - dinner on own
Saturday -  Day 2- 01.18.2014
 7:00-7:40am breakfast (patrons will receive
two breakfast vouchers)
8:00am board bus
8:30am tour & visit the Avery Museum
9:30am board bus
10:00am depart by ferry boat to Fort Sumter, SC
12:00pm - lunch on own
1:30pm-3:30pm guided Gullah Geechee tour including Downtown Slave Market, plantations
Cat Fish Row, Historic Charleston
free time at the Aloft Hotel to relax and/or shop
5:45pm board bus
6:00pm bus depart the Aloft Hotel to Mt. Pleasant, SC
 6:30pm Group Dinner - Gullah Cuisine
Guest Artist - Jonathan Green
1717 US Hwy 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  8:15pm board bus
Sunday – Day 3 – 01-19.2014
7:00-7:40am – breakfast, check out of hotel & load bus
·  8:10am bus depart – Gullah Heritage Corridor stops  8:40am Beaufort, SC
10:40am Hilton Head, SC
12:30pm - Lunch on own - Savannah, GA
1:30pm - Savannah trolly ride - cultural tour
free time to shop
4:15pm - board bus
4:30pm bus depart to Florida
Bus stop - dinner on own en route to Florida
9:00pm bus arrive in Jacksonville
9:30pm bus depart to Gainesville
11:00pm bus arrive in Gainesville

 

When & Where


Gullah/Geechee Community Development Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida
5000 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM - Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM (EST)


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UNESCO-TST Florida - The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - Transatlantic Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST)

The Florida Center works to promote peace education by collaborating with various cultures in Florida, the United States and the world.

Our Mission is to promote the understanding of UNESCO's mission and ideals and to translate them into programs. We will promote intercultural dialogue among students, professionals and other enthusiasts through education, science and culture.

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