Anita Singleton-Prather is an entrepreneur, Gullah scholar, entertainer, and master storyteller. She brings Gullah culture to countless people through “Aunt Pearlie Sue,” a character inspired by her grandmother. She entertains as she educates, affirming customs familiar to some generations and introducing them to younger ones. In addition to being a storyteller, Singleton-Prather is a singer, actress, and historian. The founder of the musical performance group the Gullah Kinfolk, Prather has performed at many festivals, including the Spoleto USA international arts festival in Charleston. She appeared in the film "Forrest Gump" and on the Food Network program "Christmas Across America." Singleton-Prather’s one-woman show, "Tales from the Land of Gullah," has been broadcast on nationally on PBS, as well as in Canada and the Virgin Islands.

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Anita Singleton-Prather | Digital Traditions
Anita Singleton-Prather | Digital Traditions

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Anita Singleton-Prather is an entrepreneur, Gullah scholar, entertainer, and master storyteller. She brings Gullah culture to countless people through “Aunt Pearlie Sue,” a character inspired by her...
Bossy Elephant in English | Gullah Tales
Bossy Elephant in English | Gullah Tales

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Gullah storytellers often perform folktales that feature animals as the main characters. Aunt Pearlie Sue tells the story of "The Bossy Elephant" in English. After listening, compare how the same...
Bossy Elephant | Gullah Tales
Bossy Elephant | Gullah Tales

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Listen to the interactive version of the Bossy Elephant in both English and Gullah. Storytelling performance by Anita Singleton Prather (Aunt Pearlie Sue)
Jealous Bragging Turtle in English | Gullah Tales
Jealous Bragging Turtle in English | Gullah Tales

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Students will read and listen to Aunt Pearlie Sue’s animated English version of the traditional folktale "The Jealous Bragging Turtle." Stories teach a moral or explain the origin something in nature...