The exploration of Gullah culture is the focus of the Fall Cultural Arts Series at the Purdue University Black Cultural Center.
"Gullah Folklore: (Re)Membering Our Pathways through Low Country Legacies," will feature a research tour to the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands, the world premiere of a dance project and speakers, music and other performances.
Other highlight of the fall series are:
Aug. 22. 4-6 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. 15th annual Boilerfest New Student Orientation.
Sept. 5. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. "Dream Weaving Gullah Stories and Songs," featuring Ron and Natalie Daise.
Sept. 7. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. "Antonio Zamora: Jazz Jubilee for Children, Parents and the Public."
Sept. 19. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Neil de Grasse Tyson will present "This Just in: Latest Discoveries in the Universe."
Sept. 27-29. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. Purdue Homecoming. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate its 100th anniversary with "Blast from the Past."
Oct. 15. 2 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center, 7 p.m. at University Residences. BCC Alumni Series featuring visual artist LaToya Hobbs and adinkra stamping workshops.
Oct. 25-26. 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. BCC Coffee House featuring the performing arts ensembles.
Oct. 30. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse Theatre in Stewart Center. World premiere of Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre's "Generations 2013 – RE:NEW, RE:VIVE, RE:IMAGINE." In addition to the concert, at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, members of Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre will present a master dance class that will be open to the public.
Nov. 5. 7 p.m. Hillenbrand Hall. Screening of the film "Daughters of the Dust," a drama set in 1902 that follows a black family, the descendants of West African slaves who live in communities off the Carolina coast. Gulah-Low Country cuisine will be offered by Housing and Food Services.
Nov. 14. 7:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. "Cummings-Perrucci Lecture on Class, Race and Gender Inequality: Michelle Alexander discusses mass incarceration as the new Jim Crow."
Dec. 6. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. Cultural Arts Festival.