July 21st 6:00pm
The Macintosh County Shouters will bring the unique “shouting” tradition to Savannah. Developed during the 18th and 19th centuries, “shouting” was a traditional call and response used by slaves to communicate while working in the rice fields. Through their performance, the McIntosh County Shouters have preserved one of the oldest forms of African American cultural and religious expression. Since 1980, they have held audiences spellbound and contributed to a greater understanding of early African American culture. That First African Baptist Church, 123 Houston St, Savannah, GA is located just off of Greene Square. This historic square was named for Nathaniel Greene, Revolutionary War General Washington’s right hand man. The beautiful Church and square were idyllic places for both formal and informal announcements. After the Civil War, local slaves were promised 40 acres and a mule from this exact location by General Sherman.
Green Palm Inn invites you to come listen to this historic communication art form. It is free and open to the public.