August 8, 2022

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Make Somone Happy

Savannah African Art Museum connects with earlier, latest traditions

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Lisa Jackson is very pleased of her African-American roots. Growing up in New York, with a father who was from Ga, she ate black-eyed peas, and watched her dad and mom entertain with a Southern hospitality that usually seemed common. Their relatives wouldn’t dare enter a neighbor’s residence with out a gift and even however the household didn’t have a whole lot, if any guests stepped foot by way of the doorway, they ended up provided a food.

“I didn’t know I was not Southern,” reported Jackson. “But, I would not have an understanding of the world reach of that till I was considerably older.”

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Her subsequent move to Savannah, and her current operate as the schooling and workshop coordinator of the Savannah African Artwork Museum (SAAM) has served her piece many of these similarities with each other. She wasn’t only Southern, she realized her traditions had deep roots in African society.