One of the Black History Month events that will be taking place on February 25 will be hosted by the Center for Africana Studies and will center around African American folklore traditions and their deeper messages.
The event titled, “Go Back and Fetch It! African Folktales Traditions, Meanings, and Relevance,” will be held through Zoom at 12:30 pm and will feature Lillian Grant-Babtiste, Gullah Geechee storyteller and Armstrong alumna.
According to Georgia Southern’s Newsroom, “Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., assistant director of the Center for Africana Studies, said the goal for the event is for people to realize the value of African American folktales and their use as a tool of resistance, preservation and reconciliation. She said attendees will also learn about Gullah Geechee culture, which is prominent in the coastal region of Georgia.”
Students can register for the event here: https://georgiasouthern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvce6grjMrG9dOa3OMr2AY_9nHS1SpLh3q