We Speak Fuh We: A Folk History of Black Savannah from 1920-1970
Duncan, Trelani Michelle
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
Works cited: 69 pages
"This thesis focuses on Savannah’s black history through the collection and study of audio recordings of interviews of African-Americans over the age of 80. It studies what attracted families from nearby cities to move here, along with what inspired natives to continue living and raising families here between 1920 and 1970, despite the city’s strongholds of racism and discrimination. Furthermore, this thesis studies the values and survival tactics—pertaining to the physical, mental, and spiritual—passed down from their formerly enslaved grandparents to their parents and then to their own children."
Keywords: black history, oral history, folk history, African Diaspora, Savannah history, Hosea Williams, W.W. Law, Bobby Hill, Sweet Daddy Grace
CHAIR: Lough, James
PDF : 69 pages
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