Historic Columbia's annual jubilee honors black history

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An annual event this weekend in Columbia is honoring black history and culture in a very special place.

On Saturday, Historic Columbia is presenting the 38th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture. The free outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina's black history and culture on the grounds of the newly re-opened Mann-Simons Site.

The site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African-American family from at least 1843 until 1970. It's now re-opened after more than a decade of research, archaeological digs and renovations.

This year's Jubilee features live music, stand-up comedy, historic storytelling and artist demonstrations of broom and sweet grass basket making.


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