Commemorating The Weeping Time

Weekend of commemorative events planned in Savannah, Darien
Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM EST
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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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