American History

Saturday on The Local Take, I speak with Brenda Lynne Roberts, a former educator in Savannah who serves on The Weeping Time Commemoration Committee.  I talk with Ms. Roberts about Senate Bill 90 (SB90), which will create a Georgia Commission on African American History and Culture.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, I talked with Dionne Lucas, Director, Marketing and Communications with the National Museum of African American Music.  The museum located in Nashville is set to open in Summer 2020.  

Ms. Lucas, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, shares that the museum is in the process of collecting memorabilia. Their team has been visiting living legends collecting items that will be on exhibition. 

Two years ago I spoke with Dr. Kwesi deGraft -Hanson about his discovery of The Weeping Time.  The Weeping Time refers to the largest documented sell off of enslaved humans ever recorded in North America. It happened in Savannah, Georgia. This weekend marks the 159th Anniversary. Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take We'll revisit that conversation with the first of a two part special edition.