Savannah Black Heritage Festival: W.W. Law Lecture Series
Going West – African Americans and ‘The Great Migration’ Westward in the 1870s.
Beverly Jenkins is a leading writer of African American historical romance fiction. She specializes in 19th century African American life. As this year’s W.W. Law lecturer, Ms. Jenkins will discuss the connection between her fictional series, Bring on the Blessings, and The Great Migration westward. Bring on the Blessings is set in Henry Adams, Kansas, which was founded by freed slaves, as was Nicodemus, Kansas. Admission to this lecture is free. Presented in part by the Georgia Humanities Council and Telfair Museums as part of the 2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival, taking place Feb. 1-23.