Wilkes Flagg: Slave, Blacksmith, and Preacher
October 6 - November 23, 2015
The Reverend Wilkes Flagg was born a slave and ended his life a respected preacher in Milledgeville. Come and learn about the struggles and triumphs of Flagg’s life. From his efforts to escape slavery to his clash with Sherman’s forces, to his creation of a refuge at Camp Creek for Freedmen, Wilkes Flagg was a leader in nineteenth century Milledgeville.
Legacy of Soul: Black Music in Georgia
January 10-February 29, 2016
Traveling Exhibition from the Tubman African American Museum
Funded by a grant from the Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees
This exhibition traces the history of African American Popular Music from the mid-twentieth century to today. Artists included in the exhibition are Little Richard, Otis Redding, James Brown, Ray, Charles, and Curtis Mayfield. For a lover of music and history, this is an exhibit you don’t want to miss.
Oral Memory Project:
The Davis House, in partnership with Georgia College 360, a student-run news program, is conducting a memory collecting project. We are interviewing anyone who remembers Ms. Davis in order to better understand not only her life, but her impact on the people around her. Interviews are recorded and will be used for archival purposes and for future exhibitions. If you are interested in participating or know someone who might be interested please don't hesitate to contact Molly Randolph at 478-445-4545.
View the first full length interview (video) produced by Georgia College.
February 4, 2014 - Georgia's Women of Achievement featured the life story of Sallie Ellis Davis in their most recent video.