Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie-Sue'scharacter has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales for over 10 years.
In addition to being a storyteller, Prather is an educator, singer, actress and historian. She is the founder and a member of the musical performance group the Gullah Kinfolk. As a storyteller and singer, Prather has performed at many festivals, including the Spoleto USA international arts festival in Charleston. She has appeared in the Hollywood film Forrest Gump and on the ABC television program Good Morning America. In addition to her participation in educational documentaries, Prather's one- woman show, Tales from the Land of Gullah, has been broadcast on PBS.
Prather is also the curriculum coordinator for the Education of Gullah Culture Through the Arts in the Beaufort County School District. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University and a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
Through her Gullah heritage, Prather continues to creatively entertain and educate audiences of all ages about the African experience in America.