“Legacy of Slavery in Savannah”
September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an important discussion on the legacy of slavery in Savannah. The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is proud to partner with the Telfair Museums and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation to present the 2019 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Dr. Melissa Cooper (Rutgers University) and Dr. Talitha LeFlouria (UVA). They are the co-editors of a forthcoming scholarly work produced in partnership with Telfair Museums that explores the legacy of slavery in Savannah and surrounding communities in the region.
Dr. Cooper is an Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University and author of “Making Gullah: Sapelo, Race and the American Imagination.” Dr. LeFouria is an Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia.
The lecture is free and a reception for the museums’ Friends of the African American Arts’ Members Exhibition will follow.