Car Wash Fundraiser
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Car Wash Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraising car wash at the Statesboro AutoShine. Tickets must be purchased in advance before Saturday March 16th, 2019. This fundraiser is to support activities at the Willow HIll Heritage and Renaissance center for the 400 year commemoration of African-American history. Activities will be free and open to the public.

Commemoration of 400 Years of African-American History

In August of 1619, the first Africans were sold into bondage in Point Comfort, Virginia. Now, in 2019, the Commemoration of 400 years of African American History is a national movement. The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center is planning activities which tell the whole story of African-American Life and Culture in Bulloch and surrounding Georgia counties - including the diaspora, slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, voting rights, civil rights, and integration, up to the election of the first Black President. We ask you all to join us in telling this story through music, theater, spoken word, the arts, discussions, writings and so much more. YOU TOO HAVE A STORY TO TELL! 

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 If these Cemeteries could talk
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

If these Cemeteries could talk

Oral Historian, Dr. Alvin D. Jackson, will conduct a tour of the Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (since 1882) Cemetery on March 16, 2019. He will discuss the lives of enslaved and free people who rest in those graves. The names of all 7 known former slaves will be called. Participants will meet at the Historic Willow Hill School, 4235 Willow Hill Road (Portal, GA), at 8 AM and travel to the cemetery for an hour long tour. This event is the second in a series of monthly cemetery tours of the 33 known African American Cemeteries of Bulloch County, Georgia. The tours will take place the third Saturday of each month. This event is sponsored by the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center and is free and open to the public. This event honors the Commemoration of 400 Years of African-American History (1619-2019). Call (912) 800-1467 for more information.

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Visit by the family of Professor William James
Mar
12
1:30 PM13:30

Visit by the family of Professor William James

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William James School Alumni and the Bulloch County Community are invited to a Meet and Greet with representatives of the family of Professor William James on Tuesday March 12, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center. Professor William James is the founder of the Statesboro High and Industrial school which was renamed William James in 1948. The family will be working with Willow Hill to ensure that the memory of Professor James is preserved and to initiate discussions on establishing a historical marker in Bulloch county in his honor. The family members will be travelling from Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago , Illinois; and Wilmington, Delaware

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If these Cemeteries could talk
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

If these Cemeteries could talk

Oral Historian, Dr. Alvin D. Jackson, will conduct a tour of the Old Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church (since 1883) Cemetery on February 16, 2019. He will discuss the lives of enslaved and free people who rest in those graves. The names of all 33 known former slaves will be called. Participants will meet at the Historic Willow Hill School, 4235 Willow Hill Road (Portal, GA), at 8 AM and travel to the cemetery for an hour long tour. This event is the first of a series of monthly cemetery tours of the 33 known African American Cemeteries of Bulloch County, Georgia. The tours will take place the third Saturday of each month. This event is sponsored by the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center and is free and open to the public. This event honors the Commemoration of 400 Years of African-American History (1619-2019).

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