20 Day African-American Historical Tour throughout the South [5/2 003]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:50 AM
Subject: Alabama Slavery 20 Day African-American Historical Tour throughout
> May 12 - May 31, 2003**************************************
> This Pilgrimage will go to 9 states and 30 cities and towns
> Memphis, Tennessee;
> Jackson, Mississippi;
> New Orleans, Louisiana;
> Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia;
> the eastern coasts of North Carolina and Maryland,
> major cities in Alabama;
> Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia;
> major cities in South Carolina including Charleston,
> Beaufort and the Gullah Geechee Sea Islands.
> Paying Homage to our Ancestors.
> Sojourn South is an extraordinary pilgrimage going Down South to pay
> homage to the memory of those enslaved Africans upon whose backs
> America's wealth was built.
> The purpose of this pilgrimage is to educate people about the myriad
> of multi-faceted contributions made by the enslaved Africans and
> their descendants in America. Along the way, we will discover a very
> rich culture that is very much inter-woven and ingrained throughout
> the fibers of America.
> As we traverse through the south, visiting 9 States and nearly 30
> cities and towns, we will begin to understand how America has become
> the economic giant that it is today.
> This is a great tour for anyone interested in learning about the rich
> cultural heritage and contributions made by African Americans and its
> lasting imprint of Africanisms that continuously run throughout Down
A.J. Wright, MLS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia
Dept of Anesthesiology/Library
School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810