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Book Talk | “Gullah Geechee Heritage In The Golden Isles” with Amy Lotson Roberts

September 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Golden Isles are home to a long and proud African American and Gullah Geechee heritage and, thanks to preservation efforts, the Historic Harrington School still stands on St. Simons Island.  From the Selden Normal and Industrial Institute to the tabby cabins of Hamilton Plantation, authors Amy Roberts and Patrick Holladay explore the rich history of the region’s islands and their people.

Amy Roberts is the executive director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and an island tour guide for more than twenty years. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, the NAACCP Image Award and the Golden Isles Hospitality Shared Vision Award.

The lectures are free to Guild members. There is a $10 charge for non-members. Non-members may join the Guild for as little as $10 at the lecture and will be admitted to the lecture without additional charge. The lecture is in Room 108 of the Casino building.


September 12, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


St. Simon’s Island Casino Building
550 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA United States


Literary Guild of St. Simons Island