Creekwood Estate, Macon Co., AL - October 28-29, 2022
An estimated 30+ guests attended the 2022 OFRSF public humanities panel program on Friday, October 28. Guests engaged with a distinguished panel on topics related to the impact of the Federal Road and Alabama settlement on the Muscogee Creek nation, white settlers, enslaved African Americans, the descendant community and its diaspora. On Saturday, an estimated 80+ guests attended the Arts and Culture Day program day and engaged with storytellers, musicians, and reader’s theatre performers. The festival drew attendees from California, Washington, D.C., and from Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, and Russell Counties in Alabama. Ricardo M. Johnson, our official videographer and editor taped both days’ events. A video production is forthcoming in early 2023. (Image right: Cover of commemorative program booklet. CLICK HERE to view entire program booklet).
The Ridge Project extends sincere thanks and appreciation to all guests, panelists, performers, consultants, art and infographic contest teachers and students, donors, and volunteers who made the 2022 festival a great success! Thank you to our grant funders and sponsors who made the event possible – the Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA), the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the Alabama Department of Tourism, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMMA), the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission (BHC), the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT), the Tuskegee Macon County Community Foundation, Inc., (TMCCF, Inc.) the Alabama River Diversity Network (ARDN), the Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society (BBAAGHS), the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University (CMDCAH), and the Department of History at Auburn University.