Grants from the Humanities Council of South Carolina, the Heritage Council of North Augusta, The Savannah River Archeological Institute, Ancestry.com, & the Chipstone Foundation gave us the support and privelage to film additional footage in 2016. Some are descendants of the Wanderer survivors, some are experts in the areas of African American history and the art and cosmology of the Kongo. Some are researchers and craftspersons.
Click on the images of the people below to hear their stories.
Ultimately the story of the face jug is constructed by the people who carry its legacy forward into the future.
Descendants who've treasured their family's African heritage and share them with us today.
Writers who've chased down facts to connect snippets of oral history to their beginnings.
Scholars who've dedicated their lives to the study of Kongolese Art and the complicated history of Enslaved Africans.
Artisans who faithfully re-create 19th Century pottery and keep the 150 year old craft of Edgefield/Aiken County pottery alive.
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