- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Freedom Day events at the site of Mitchelville, a former freedman’s village on Hilton Head Island, are kicking off the island’s annual Gullah Celebration.

The Island Packet reports that (https://bit.ly/1CQ1ctV ) on Saturday there will be a march at Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect freed slaves during the Civil War. During the event a monument, will be unveiled honoring the Union 32nd Colored Infantry which helped build the earthen fort.

The Freedom Day observance is the first of 10 events during the island’s Gullah Celebration. The largest event is the two-day Arts, Crafts & Food Expo on President’s Day weekend.

Gullah is the culture of the descendants of slaves along the coast of the Carolinas.

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