We Shall Overcome: A Savannah Black History ExperienceBook Now
Celebrating the A Different Story of Savannah
Did you know that slavery was outlawed in the early years of the Georgia colony? Or that one of Savannah’s oldest churches was a secret stop on the Underground Railroad?
Experience Savannah’s rich and varied history through the eyes of those who built the city’s very foundations yet were unable to freely enjoy the fruits of their labor. Walk in the footsteps of the free and enslaved Black residents of Savannah who persevered under inhumane conditions to see the chains of slavery forever broken. Learn of the pervasive influence of the Gullah Geechee people on the culture of the American South, and hear tales of determination and bravery of Black community leaders such as Andrew Cox Marshall, who inspired a shift in the cultural worldview of people of color.
“This tour was so meaningful for me and my family! I learned a lot about my ancestors’ history in a really interesting and respectful way.”
What is the Savannah Black History Experience About?
The We Shall Overcome: A Savannah Black History Experience Tour traces the inspiring path of the African-American journey in one of the South’s most influential cities. Take a closer look at the tremendous impact African flavors, spices, and foods have had on beloved Southern cuisine. From the lasting imprint of enslaved residents on music, dance, and cultural mores to the impact of Black preachers on the fight to end slavery and the push for civil rights, examine the tears and triumphs of a people who rose above the horrors of enslavement to take their place in the history of America.
What You Will See on This Tour:
Embark on a journey to explore a reverent collection of locations significant to African-American history, where you will hear stories of:
- The brave soldiers honored by the Haitian Monument
- The underground secret of First African Baptist Church
- The controversial elections at Wright Square
- The enslaved occupants of the Owens-Thomas House
- And so much more…
Expert local storytellers will share inspiring stories and historical anecdotes of the influential figures in Savannah whose language, cultures, and traditions would shape the historical Black communities that changed the face of the city forever.
Join us to bring to light the untold stories of those who labored and loved in the Hostess City, and celebrate the people of color who were instrumental in the development of American history as we know it.
“A great nation remembers its history and embraces all the complexities of it.”
- Terry Brown
Meeting point address: Yamacraw Square, 128 W Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
Duration: 1.5 hours
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February 4th 2024
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January 23rd 2024
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Maria Alejandra Barrios
January 21st 2024
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This tour is a walking tour.