The Weeping Time

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I asked historian Hermina Glass Hill to share with us information about HB 906 which will allow the sale of a portion of historic Butler Island to investors who want to open a brewery. 

WCLK's The Local Take along with Dr. Kwesi deGraft Hanson will present The Weeping Time during the Juneteenth Celebration at the Atlanta History Center on June 15th at 1pm.  Saturday on the show I talked with Ananda Blalock and Trevion King, members of the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA Teen Leadership Council who joined us on the 160th Commemoration trip in March of this year. 

In 2016 we first spoke with Dr. Kwesi deGraft-Hanson about The Weeping Time. This was the largest single sale of humans in American history, which took place in Savannah.  Since then, Dr. deGraft-Hanson has hosted commemoration ceremonies in Atlanta and Savannah. 

Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, The Local Take concludes a special two part re-broadcast with an update about The Weeping Time.  Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson about his ongoing efforts to commemorate the anniversary of the largest recorded single day sale of enslaved humans in the history of the United States.  It happened in Savannah on March 2 - 3, 1859.

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.

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