Saturday, March 6, 2021
On March 2 and 3, 1859, the largest slave sale in recorded American history took place at the former Ten Broeck horse racecourse in West Savannah, Georgia when 429 men, women, boys and girls from the Butler plantations near Darien and St. Simons Island, Georgia, were transported to Savannah and sold. The sale took two days during which time families were separated and scattered throughout the American south; many never saw each other again.
During the entire course of the sale, it rained torrentially in Savannah, stopping only after the last enslaved person had been sold. African Americans call this traumatic event The Weeping Time because, they say, God must have been weeping.
This year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our presentation will be online.
Organization to Commemorate Enslaved African American Nationals, Inc.
Ivory Bay CDC
West Savannah Residents
Journey by Faith, Inc.
Georgia Historical Society
Otis J. Brock III Elementary School
Solomon Temple C.O.G.I.C.
Overcoming by Faith Church Ministries
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
WCLK 91.9: Clark-Atlanta University
Yahshua University Ministries
Lower Altamaha Historical Society
McIntosh County Historical Society
St. Simons African-American Heritage Coalition
Brunswick, Georgia African-American Cultural Center
Saturday, March 6th
The Weeping Time Commemoration
Online via YouTube
Sunday, March 7th
The Memorial Service
Solomon Temple Church Of God In Christ (COGIC)
For more information, please contact Brenda Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kiplyn Primus at email@example.com today.