Students learn firsthand about black culture at North Charleston event

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - From drumming to weaving, students on the South Carolina coast are getting a chance to learn about black culture during black history month.

On Thursday and Friday, African American Heritage Days take place at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.

Demonstrations and presentations include Gullah storytelling, playing steel drums, sweetgrass basketry and the history of the raising of rice and indigo. Students get a chance each day to try traditional crafts and play traditional games.

The Thursday events are for elementary school students while middle school students attend on Friday.

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