Thursday, February 9, 2017

WFU anthropologist to explore Gullah culture in Asheboro library talk

Dr. Andrew Gurstelle
ASHEBORO – Descended from enslaved Africans, the Gullah people of the southeast Atlantic coast have developed a unique culture rich with linguistic, religious and social practices influenced by their African heritage.

Using artifacts and images from the exhibition “Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Culture in the Southeast” at the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology, museum academic director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle will explore Gullah history and culture in a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the Asheboro library.

Gurstelle’s talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

As a museum anthropologist and archaeologist, his curatorial work emphasizes putting objects in context historically and culturally. He also is an assistant teaching professor.

“Visions of Home” is on display through April 22. The museum is located on Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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