The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration continues the tradition of showcasing the Marsh Tacky Horse on Sunday, February 24th at noon on Hilton Head Island.
The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration was established in 1996 to serve as a unique cultural showcase for the Gullah people, their language, food, cultural customs and crafts.
Gullah culture is one of the oldest living and most distinct cultures in the country, dating back over 300 years and rooted in the culture of West African slaves brought to the coastal islands of the South.
"A lot of africans who helped to build america you know, we want to keep that knowledge out there, we want to keep everyone knowing what participation, what part did the african play and african americans plan in that. In schools, as I grew up, there was not a lot of black history, there wasn't a lot known of how we played or how we participated in the building of america," said Gilbert Walker Jr.
There was also a display of Savannah african ironworks by blacksmith Gilbert Walker.
Different events will continue to be held throughout the remainder of the month of February.