2020 Harvest Lecture
The Davenport House Museum will host its annual Harvest Lecture, Mobility in America’s First Planned City: Understanding Slave Badges and Enslaved Autonomy on the Southern Landscape at 6:30 p.m. November 16 via Zoom. This year, Dr. Torren Gatson will speak on municipally issued badges used by free people of color and enslaved workers in the antebellum south particularly with regard to Savannah.
Torren Gatson completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and his Ph.D. from Middle Tennessee State University. Gatson is a trained public historian and a scholar of U.S., southern history, with an emphasis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries African American built environment. He is a historic preservationist who conceptualizes the impact of African American material culture on the physical and cultural landscape.
“ABR is proud to be supporting this year’s Harvest Lecture Series. The Davenport House and the Historic Savannah Foundation are doing great things in the community, and the preservation and knowledge of our history is an important part of our commitment to our mission of community service at ABR. It is exciting to be a part of the newly envisioned series!” said Kaitlyn Capper, sales and marketing administrator for sponsor ABR Digital Office Solutions.
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