ABOUT THE CO-FOUNDERS
MEET SISTAH PATT AND SISTAH ROZ
Patt ("Sistah Patt") Gilliard Gunn is a truth-teller and master storyteller, co-founder of the Savannah-based Susie King Taylor Center for Jubilee, and co-chair of the Coalition to Rename Calhoun Square. A Gullah Geechee "dawta of the soil" who is native to Savannah, her passion is sharing her history and culture with others. Gunn founded the Geechee Institute in 1992 to hold festivals, host lectures, and spearhead oral history projects for the community. She has also been featured as a background extra in the TV series "Southern Charm Savannah" and season 2 of "Underground."
Rosalyn (or "Sistah Roz") Rouse is a truth-teller in word and deed, a community leader, and a Gullah Geechee native of her beloved city of Savannah. She hails from a career with the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, where locals and tourists quickly came to know her flare for local history and expertise on the life and legacy of Susie King Taylor. Rouse is co-founder of the Susie King Taylor Center for Jubilee, a Susie King Taylor and National Slave Reenactor, and co-chair of the Coalition to Rename Calhoun Square.