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Savannah Black Heritage & Cultural Experiences

Haitian Monument 

Savannah celebrates more than 250 years of black history. From historic sites and museums to the city's thriving black-owned businesses of today, Savannah's African American culture and rich heritage are important and noteworthy chapters in our city's story. 

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As one of the oldest cities in America, Savannah is home to a variety of African American & black historical experiences. Visit any of these landmarks, museums or guided tours on your next trip to our city!

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    Second African Baptist Church

    1323 Golden St, Savannah, GA 31415
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    Savannah's Historic Second African Baptist Church, located on Greene Square, was built in 1802. On January 16, 1865, General Sherman issued Special Field Order ...

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    Haitian Monument

    Franklin Square, Savannah, GA 31401
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    The Haitian Monument in Franklin Square honors the largest unit of men of African descent who were recruited from present-day Haiti to serve in the Revolutionary...

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    The Weeping Time - Historical Marker

    2053 Augusta Avenue, Savannah, GA 31415

    In 1859, one of the largest slave sales in U.S. history took place a short distance outside downtown Savannah. Remembered as “The Weeping Time,” this historical...

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    African-American Monument

    African-American Monument, Savannah, GA 31401
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    The most prominent homage to black history in Savannah, the African American Family Monument is found on River Street, depicting a newly emancipated family of...

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