Delve into the compelling histories of African American culture in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. Curated visits provide a deeper interpretation of family histories; the experiences and accomplishments of those who lived through and emerged from slavery to freedom; and insight into the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage. 

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 The Owens-Thomas House, Savannah  Historic home in Savannah  Transition Road, McLeod Plantation, Charleston

African American Culture in the Lowcountry: From Charleston to Savannah

6 days from $4,750

Delve into the compelling histories of African American culture in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. Curated visits provide a deeper interpretation of family histories; the experiences and accomplishments of those who lived through and emerged from slavery to freedom; and insight into the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Nov 7 - 12, 2021 Departure; Nov 14 - 19, 2021 Departure
Dr. Deborah L. Mack

Dr. Deborah L. Mack

Deborah L. Mack, PhD is Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships at the National African American Museum of History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. From 2000 to 2012 her national and international professional practice centered around museum planning and strategic planning, on interpretive and exhibition development, and on cultural and heritage tourism. From 2007 - 2010 Mack was appointed a Georgia Commissioner for the Gullah-Geechee National Heritage Commission, Department of the Interior (National Park Service).

She has served as a project advisor for a number of Lowcountry sites, including the planned International African American Museum in Charleston SC; Penn Center on St. Helena Island SC; Historic Mitchelville Preservation Foundation Hilton Head Island SC; Owens-Thomas House and Ossabaw Island Foundation in Savannah GA. From 2005-2011 Mack served on the NMAAHC Scholarly Advisory Committee and served as co-curator of the inaugural permanent Cultural Expressions exhibit that features Lowcountry stories places and material culture. Mack holds a Ph.D. and an M.A., in anthropology from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in geography from the University of Chicago.