Massie Heritage Center Presents W.W. Law Exhibit as Part of Black Heritage Month Celebration

 
 

Massie Heritage Center is pleased to invite you to a community collaborative exhibit with the City of Savannah Municipal Archives. Join us for the opening reception of “Go Down to Savannah: W. W. Law’s Negro Heritage Trail” on February 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be held at Massie Heritage Center (207 E. Gordon Street – Savannah, GA. 31401) and is free to the public.

The exhibit focuses on The Negro Heritage Trail, a unique part of Law’s legacy that he developed in the 1970s. Born in 1923 in Savannah, Georgia, into an era of great inequality and social injustice, Law was a postman who would become an icon of civil rights as a historian, teacher, preservationist and an inspiring presence in the community. The exhibit showcases aspects of W.W. Law’s collections in the Savannah Municipal Archives and includes information about sites on the trail and primary evidence on how he developed, promoted and documented the success of Savannah’s first guided black heritage tour from a black perspective.

Historian/ Tourism Specialist Vaughnette Goode-Walker will be our guest for the evening and will be available to talk about Mr. Law’s work as part of our Meet-and-Greet Reception. For details, visit www.massieschool.com or call 912 395-5070.

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