When: Sun., March 20, 2-5 p.m. 2016
This weekend head to the first Charleston World Heritage Coalition Oyster Roast, held at the historic McLeod Plantation. McLeod holds special significance for the CWHC, an organization that nominates Charleston buildings and landscapes as UNCESCO World Heritage sites. “Caribbean and European immigrants established a rice-driven economy and plantation culture in the Lowcountry,” says Brittany Tulla, CWHC Executive Director. “[One] that depended primarily on the skills, knowledge and labor of enslaved Africans acquired through the trans-Atlantic slave trade.” During the oyster roast, McLeod Plantation will offer special tours of the property that focus on the daily lives and global significance of African slave-workers. Meanwhile, the College of Charleston Jazz ensemble will perform in the picnic shelter, which also houses the all-you-can-eat oyster roast. Best part? The event is BYOB.