Vermelle "Bunny" Smith Rodrigues was born and raised in Georgetown, S.C. She is a South Carolina Community Scholar in the Traditional Arts. Her Michelle Obama Story Quilt was recently featured in the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade and is now part of the Smithsonian Institute's permanent collection. Her Gullah Ooman Story Quilt was featured in the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies (AIE) program; the quilt is also on the title wall of the Children's Museum of Houston's "Cum Yah Gullah" exhibit.
Andrew Rodrigues, J.D., has lectured widely on the African Diaspora and the historical, economic and cultural contributions of the Gullah people to South Carolina. He has done exhaustive, scholarly research on the cultivation of rice, indigo and open-land cattle ranching in South Carolina. The lectures are delivered from the Gullah perspective, one that is not often heard.
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Vermelle "Bunny" Rodrigues, Founder
Andrew Rodrigues, Founder
Janette Rodrigues, Website administrator