On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018, Massie Heritage Center will participate in the Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day cooperative program with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History and Culture. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 PM: The documentary entitled “Forty Acres and a Mule” will be featured. The directors Fritz and Lorrie Rumpel, Savannah natives, will be present to lead a discussion about the film’s content. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, August 19 at 1:00 PM: Chief Ulysses Bryant will discuss his experiences growing up in Savannah during segregation as well as his role in integrating Savannah High School in 1963. Massie will also highlight its “Enslavement to Emancipation Exhibit” with a focus on black education and integration in Savannah.
Sunday, August 19 at 2:30 PM: Retired Harlem Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers will discuss his experiences growing up in segregated Savannah and the influence the Beach High School basketball team had on this city.
For more information, contact Steve Smith at 912-395-5070.