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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.

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Savannah Black Heritage Festival

February 1st, 2011 by Cami Nicole

When the Gullah people settled in the lowcountry in the 1700s, I bet they never imagined their influence would carry all the way into the 21st century, but The Savannah Black Heritage Festival is in its 22nd year and definitely keeping the culture alive.  The Gullah cherished storytelling, cuisine, music, folklore, and crafts, which can all be found at the fest, running February 1st through the 13th:

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