28619009_1334583973352769_83001116943120868_oThe North Charleston Cultural Arts Festival presents
When I First Remember
May 5 from 7pm-9pm @ The Pointe.
4870 Piedmont Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29406
Call Queen Atterberry for more information 843-557-4080

Many tourists visit the Charleston area every year, a great deal of which are seeking activities that are family friendly and highlight African American/Gullah-Geechie culture. Though there are tours that cover both interests, they are solely offered during the day, leaving visitors with nothing to do in the evening except to frequent the many bars and nightclubs. Currently there are no family friendly or African American/Gullah-Geechie activities offered in the evening in the Charleston area. Recognizing the lack of evening activities, Lady in White Production company has put together a weekly event entitled, When I First Remember.

This event begins with a stage play, using song, dance, music and dialog to highlight and tell the story of the inception of the Gullah-Geechie culture that is unique to the Low Country. The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechie vendors.

When I First Remember creates a fun-filled, family-friendly evening to be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Downtown Charleston
Shows are every Thursday at 7pm
June through October
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Charleston Visitor Centers.

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Tonight is our last night in Charleston and we went to When I First Remember. This interactive storytelling journey is heart stirring and heart wrenching at the same time. You are transported to a time where we were denied our humanity. This should be a must do for every visitor to Charleston. – Marguerite Green‎
What an Awesome Play. Absolutely Unforgettable. I asked from the Oldest to the Youngest: What did You learn from this This True Play about Our Ancestors #IRememberWhen
1. I wanted to get up & dance with the drums. It Sounds like I know the Songs
2. I wanted to cry because the drums told the Slaves danger was coming. The Lady was screaming for her Mother. They took her Mother. They put a rope on the ladies neck. They tied her hands. I wanted to cry.
3. It was good. It made me sad.
4. She watched the kids laughing & having fun. 5. I didn’t know we can eat pigged feet. Have You ever tasted it? Me: Yes. I wanna taste it? How do You make it. Me: I will ask Your Mom if she will cook it for You.
6. It made me sad. Why did the people do that to the Slaves. They can sing Too.
7. The people was good.
8. She was clapping every time she heard the Drums from #adunde