Savannah Black Heritage Festival Celebrates “Journeys, Passages and Transitions”
January 16th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson
What do the Twist, Shag, Mashed Potatoes, Bus Stop, Jerk, Hustle, and the Step have to do with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival? Fun. As in Fun-d Raising with a “Dancing Through the Decades” event from 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Jan. 20, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. I hope to put on my dancing shoes and show my support for this year’s theme, “Journeys, Passages and Transitions.” But I digress. February is Black History Month and for twenty-three years Georgia’s oldest historically black university, Savannah State University, has brought the richness of black culture and heritage front and center in Savannah, Georgia.
The Savannah Black Heritage Festival is in its 23nd year and definitely keeping the Gullah-Geechee culture of our low country alive. The Gullah cherished storytelling, cuisine, music, folklore, and crafts, which can all be found at the fest, running February 1st through the 16th. For more information on the festival program just Click Here
During the entire month of January and February Azalea Inn and Gardens is partnering with three other Savannah Inns in a tribute to Black History month. Reserve your Black Heritage vacation package
online today, or call 800.582.3823 for more details.
Azalea Inn and Gardens
is the bed and breakfast of choice in the Historic Landmark District of Savannah, Georgia.