With the holiday today, Martin Luther King Day, and Black History Month getting ready to kick-off along with Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival beginning; I had to sit back and think about how honored I was to have the SCLC President Isaac Newton Farris, Jr stay at the Dresser Palmer House this weekend. Not only is he SCLC President, but also Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s nephew. Mr. Farris was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended his uncle’s alma mater, Morehouse College where he majored in Political Science. Mr. Farris’ background has given him a unique prospective and real life experience on some of the most pressing issues of our times. Growing up in one of America’s most socially and politically active families has provided him with a front row seat, witnessing how policy is formulated and implemented.
Even though the SCLC kept his schedule pretty full, he did find some time to enjoy the company of the other guests at the Inn during Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Hour. It was my pleasure to give him some history of the house and show him some of that Southern Hospitality that we are known for here in Savannah. My favorite part was sharing some of the rich Black Heritage/History in Savannah with some of the guests, especially the tie Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has with Second African Baptist Church. Did you know that Dr. King preached the first draft of his “I Have a Dream” speech at this church?
During the entire month of January and February Dresser Palmer House is partnering with three other Savannah Inns in a tribute to Black History month. Call Now to Reserve your Black Heritage Package.
The Dresser Palmer House is a premiere Bed and Breakfast in the Historic District of Savannah, GA.