Welcome Center Dedication at Penn Center, Inc. on Historic St. Helena Island, SC

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Carolee Holme Brown of St. Helena Island at the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center at Penn Center, Inc.  www.penncenter.com Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Carolee Holme Brown of St. Helena Island at the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center at Penn Center, Inc. http://www.penncenter.com

The public is cordially invited to attend Penn Center’s dedication ceremony and reception for the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5 pm.

Courtney P. Siceloff became a lightning rod of the civil rights movement as the first executive director of the Penn Center on St. Helena Island from 1950 to 1969.  Courtney Siceloff and his wife, Elizabeth were Quakers who spent their entire lives striving for peace and social justice — in Afghanistan, Atlanta and a quiet Gullah island where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escaped to plan his nonviolent revolution.  Courtney Siceloff passed away on January 28, 2014.  For his dedicated service to Penn Center and work in civil and human rights the Penn Center Board…

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