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The Weeping Time Commemoration Weekend

February 29 - March 3

The Weeping Time Commemoration Weekend

Thursday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 3

“165 years ago, on March 2nd and 3rd, 1859, one of the largest sales of enslaved Africans and African Americans took place in West Savannah, Georgia. 429 men, women, boys and girls were sold over those two days as a steady rain poured in that city, stopping only after the last person had been sold. It became known as The Weeping Time, not because the enslaved wept –they didn’t — but because they stated that God must have been weeping, hence the rain.”

This commemoration includes panels, meals, performances, lectures, and reflective activities. Events will be happening each day at different locations along the coast and inland. View the itinerary here and find additional details for each event on The Weeping Time Commemoration Facebook page under “Events.”

Excerpt from the organizers, The Weeping Time Commemoration Weekend Committee and OCEANS, Inc.

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