This symposium, featuring ten of the leading voices in the field, will provide a much-needed forum for new directions and new scholarship on African-American life in the Georgia lowcountry and its place in the larger Atlantic world.
The event which lasts from February 27-29, 2008, will take place at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. There is no charge other than a $3.00 processing fee.
Themes include the place of Georgia in the Black Atlantic, enslaved Georgia women during the Revolutionary era, African American religious survivals on the coast, the Muslim presence in the Georgia Lowcountry, human relations and family life as reflected in the archaeology of coastal plantations, Reconstruction on Ossabaw Island, community building in post-Civil War Savannah, and the sustainability of Gullah-Geechee culture in today’s world.
Emory Campbell, Penn Center, St. Helena Island
Erskine Clarke, Columbia Theological Seminary
David Brion Davis, Yale University
Allison Dorsey, Swathmore College
Michael Gomez, New York University
Jacqueline Jones, Brandeis University
Phillip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University
Tim Powell, University of Pennsylvania
Theresa Singleton, Syracuse University
Betty Wood, Cambridge University
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