From Africa to America to Butler Island Plantation
“All lives, equally, should matter; and all lives will matter when Black lives matter, too”
Due to Hurricane Ian we had reschedule this event to October 22, 2022.
On Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m., the public is invited to the Historic Butler Island Plantation to commemorate an incredible piece of American History that had nearly been forgotten—the more than 900 enslaved men, women and children who endured and persevered under the harsh chains of man's inhumanity to man.
This will be our 2nd Annual Butler Island Day Commemoration.
Having been turned into human property, more than 400 of these souls were then liquidated in Savannah to settle the gambling debts of Pierce Butler, becoming what is now known as “The Weeping Time”--the largest sale of human beings in America's history. We are bringing this historical event to the very home of the enslaved of The Weeping Time—the sacred ground where they walked, labored, loved and survived.
Speakers will include Butler Island Descendants Queen Mother Eunice Moore and Darien City Councilman and Historian, Dr. Griffin Lotson; Cultural Documentarian Servant Emannu'el Branch; and keynote historian, all the way from Ghana, West Africa—Dr. Kwesi DeGraft Hanson.
A local restaurant and food vendor will be onsite with a menu. This event is free to attend and includes a no-cost walking tour on Butler Island. You don't want to miss this historical moment.
We encourage our guests to wear masks. Social distancing will be practiced.
Organizers: BHBP Institute and The Geechee Gullah Heritage Cultural Committee of Darien working together to bring Cultural Diversity, Education and Preservation to Butler Island.
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Welcome to the Butler Island Day Institute. It's here that you get to join us on our positive and Bible-based mission to research, analyze, document and interpret the long history of Butler Island as it relates to the unrighteousness of slavery, systemic racism, profiling, hatred and biases enacted upon Africans in America.
The end goal is take this curated data to educate and inspire change throughout the world--town by town, city by city, state by state and so on.
No group wants to be marginalized and vilified by another group. We all want to be treated with human decency and mutual respect.
This is core mission of the Butler Island Day Institute. It's a new "Day" after all.
Please visit this site as often as you like. Updates will be made weekly. You will be kept informed on the latest developments, activities, and events taking place on Butler Island Plantation and the surrounding area.
Here's our motto: Commemorate. Choose. And Change.
Let's "COMMEMORATE" those who struggled and lost their lives and made contributions to history and humanity.
Then we must "CHOOSE" which side of history we want to be forever remembered--on heaven's record and man's.
Lastly, we must "CHANGE"--change our self and then do what we can to help change the world for the better--freedom, justice and equality for all.
That's all for now. If you feel inspired please comment below.
Stay blessed and let's build.
I am Yahshua's Redeemed
His End Time Oracle
Servant Emannu'el Branch
Join us on our First Annual Butler Island Day Commemoration and Preservation Event. Keynote speaking will be Joseph McGill founder of the Slave Dwelling Project
Butler Island Plantation
Friday October 29, 2021 there will be a historic sleepover in the Houston House on Butler Island Plantation
Saturday there will be the commemoration event beginning at 10:30 AM (EST)
Butler Island Plantation, GA
7777 Butler Island Road
Darien, GA 31305 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Servant Emannu'el Branch founder of Yahshua University and Butler Island Day Institute in partnership with the Geechee Gullah Heritage Committee of Darien.