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"D" is for Daise, Ron (b. 1956) and Natalie Daise (b. 1960)

South Carolina From A to Z
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"D" is for Daise, Ron (b. 1956) and Natalie Daise (b. 1960). Educators, entertainers. Well known for bringing Gullah culture to national and international audiences, Ron and Natalie Daise have spent the last three decades researching, performing, and publishing information about the dynamic history of lowcountry African Americans. In 1994 they launched the children’s television program Gullah Gullah Island, which aired on cable television through 1997In 2004 Ron Daise became Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrels Inlet and the couple relocated to Winyah Bay. Natalie describes herself as a storyteller, using a variety of mediums.  Strong advocates for the importance of recognizing Gullah language and culture, Ron and Natalie Daise have ensured that people around the world are familiar with the Gullah history tied to the South Carolina Sea Islands.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.