Rice-A Story of Africa and the Americas
"Rice: A Story of Africa and the Americas" examines the legacy of rice cultivation in the Americas. Set within the "Resetting the Table" exhibition, this new mini-exhibit is on display through Saturday, June 25. It explores the essential African knowledge systems required to establish what became a thriving industry as well as the horrific human toll the Atlantic Slave Trade took to maintain it. The exhibit also looks at the vibrant, enduring culture of the Gullah Geechee, descendants of enslaved Africans whose basket making and coastal subsistence traditions continue today.