Grant-Lee Phillips, songwriter and singer of the internationally
acclaimed band Grant Lee Buffalo, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Berry
College Ford Auditorium to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the
Trail of Tears.
Phillips is an Americana musician who is a registered
member of the Creek Native American tribe and a direct descendant of Cherokee
Nation Principal Chief John Ross. Phillips' latest album "Walking in the Green
Corn," draws from his intensive investigation into his Native American lineage.
Phillips also had a role on the beloved television show, "The Gilmore Girls."
More info at www.grantleephillips.com.
show is open to the public, but seating is limited. Beginning Monday, Sept. 23,
tickets can be purchased for $10 at Berry's Krannert Student Center information
During the 2013-2014 academic year, Berry will present a series of
five programs in remembrance of the 175th anniversary of the tragic Trail of
Tears. In 1838-1839 more than 16,000 members of the Cherokee nation were forced
from their homes in northwest Georgia and adjacent areas by the U.S. government
and they began their tearful and often deadly journeys away from their homes to
areas west of the Mississippi River.