As part our Black- Heritage Month Series, Massie is proud to announce the Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour presented by Vaughnette Goode-Walker. The two-hour Walking Tour will be held on Tuesday, February 26 2019, at 4 pm at the Massie Heritage Center. There is a charge of $20 per person.
Vaughnette Goode-Walker established Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour Company in 2009, to educate visitors and local residents about the rich and diverse history of Savannah. She is currently the director at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. In 2014, she conducted the research necessary to re-interpret the King-Tisdell Cottage, a Black History House Museum, in Savannah. Goode-Walker is the former director of Cultural Diversity of the Telfair Museums. She also worked as Assistant Curator of Education at the Telfair’s Owens Thomas House to introduce the social history of its former inhabitants — white and black; men, women and children; free and enslaved.
Goode- Walker ’s research skills are extensive. She is co-author of the book series Civil War Savannah, which includes Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane, a history of urban slavery in Savannah. The book received the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, 2012 Archives Award for Excellence in Research. In addition to her experiences with public history, Goode-Walker worked as a broadcast journalist for ABC Radio/TV, CNN, and CNN International. She is a renowned poet whose first poetry collection, “Going Home”, was published in Spring 2010. Goode-Walker also taught history at her alma mater St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah, Georgia.