Darien's Chitlin' Circuit
During the early twentieth century, African American musicians traveled throughout the South and the North on the Chitlin' Circuit. This was a circuit of musicians who traveled to local theatres, restaurants and other stages. One of the stops on the Southern Circuit was located in Darien. A host community of the Smithsonian's New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit, Darien is learning more about their heritage in the Chitlin' Circuit.
Darien, Georgia is learning more about their connection to the Chitlin' Circuit. This section covers the history of the Chitlin Circuit in Georgia and the United States. Once more information is collected, additional sections will be added.