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Georgia Southern University History Professor and Students Invited to Speak at the Jepson Center.

The Jepson Center For the Arts recently launched an exhibit of William O. Golding’s maritime art. Golding was an African American seaman from Savannah who traveled the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Golding returned to Savannah he produced over 100 works or art depicting ports he visited during his career.

In conjunction with this exhibit Dr. Kurt Knoerl and students from his maritime archaeology class have been invited to do a public presentation on the five African American / Gullah themed maritime sites they have been documenting this semester. The sites demonstrate the wide variety of maritime activities including enslaved maritime related labor, Gullah oyster harvesting, island life, and boatbuilding.

The students presenting with Dr. Knoerl are:
Kaitlynn Perry,
Kaleb Craft
Marchello Graddy,
Ozalynn Davis
Zachary Graham
Evan Joiner

The talk will be on Thursday April 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah.

Georgia Southern students document the oyster bateaux Miss Helen.

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