Ron Daise

RON DAISE is an author, performing artist, and educator.  A native of St. Helena Island, SC, he has presented stories, music, and lectures about history, culture, and faith at museums, theaters, conferences, churches, and educational institutions across the country.  In 2016, he performed at the United Nations (New York City) for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade observance.

Daise is best known as “Mr. Ron” from “Gullah Gullah Island,” the Nick Jr. TV’s award-winning children’s program of the 1990s.  Since 2004, he has served as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC. He also is a past chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.  A graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA, Daise and his wife Natalie reside in Georgetown, SC, and are parents of three adult children.


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