Commemorating The Weeping Time
Weekend of commemorative events planned in Savannah, Darien
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Several groups in our area will come together to remember a tragic but very important moment in Savannah’s history.
On March 2 and March 3 of 1859, 429 slaves from a Darien plantation were sold in Savannah. It marks the largest sale of enslaved persons in American history.
On March 6 through March 8, the public is invited to a series of events planned in Darien and Savannah to commemorate “The Weeping Time."
Pamela Howard-Oglesby, Ivory Bay Community Development Corporation board member, and Kwesi Degraft-Hanson, Founder of Oceans Inc., stopped by Morning Break to share more about the event.
Friday, March 6
- The Weeping Time Symposium
Saturday, March 7
- The Weeping Time Commemoration Event
- The Weeping Time Festival
- Sunset Service
Sunday, March 8
- A Commemoration Service
- Closing Ceremony at The Weeping Time marker.
- 1:00 p.m.
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