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01/28/07

Unique African American Museum in Savannah

Savannah State University and the city of Savannah are joining together to honor Black History Month. The Sankofa African American Museum on wheels is at the Massie Heritage Center through Friday, February 2nd.

Museum workers tell stories and present dramatizations about selected periods of time and historical figures. Sankofa takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of King Cotton and the uplifting days of emancipation. Through that journey, they tell the stories of many well known African Americans.

"We get to see artifacts," explained coordinator Shirley James, "and you can see some of the actual pieces like when we were in slavery. You can see change and different kinds of things as we progress to the American culture and look at inventions and see what African Americans made."

The exhibit is open Monday - Thursday from 11am to 5pm, and Friday from 10am to 2pm. The Massie Heritage Center is located at 207 East Gordon Street in Savannah.

Savannah's Black History Festival begins Saturday, February 3rd.

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