“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” And if America is to be a great nation this must become … Continue reading “Celebrating Dr. King”
The January 20 Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama will be shown live in the Johnny Mercer Theater at the Savannah Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 10 a.m. The Inauguration begins at 11 a.m. For more information contact the City’s public information office at (912) 651-6410.
Shirley Barber James, Publisher of The Savannah Tribune, will be among the distinguished journalist to witness the swearing-in ceremony for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2009. The notice that she has been awarded official credentials for the event was received from the Inauguration Executive Committee of Periodical Correspondents. After being notified of the selection, James … Continue reading “Tribune Publisher to Attend Obama Swearing-in Ceremony”
Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state’s first African- American general officer during a promotion ceremony held Fort McPherson, Jan. 10, 2009.
Dr. Julia Hare, National Executive Director Black Think Tank, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association, Inc., Business Community Breakfast on Saturday, January 24, 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Dr. Hare, a dynamic motivational lecturer, relationship expert, author, social commentator and educational … Continue reading “Dr. Hare to address MLK Observance Day Business Community Breakfast”
Savannah State University (SSU) will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance Assembly on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the King- Frazier Student Center. To further commemorate King’s life, significant accomplishments as a Civil Rights leader, and membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the SSU Delta Eta Chapter will hold its annual candlelight vigil … Continue reading “SSU to Host MLK, Jr. Assembly, Candlelight Vigil”
Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah- Chatham County, the founder of the local Martin L. King Jr. Celebration in Savannah, will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Saturday. January 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the EOA Administration building, 1120 May St. Hosea Williams founder of the Chatham County Crusade for Voters and Rev. Msgr. John D. Toomey, organizer … Continue reading “EOA holds 37th MLK Celebration”
The United Way’s Hands On Savannah announces service projects and a musical salute that are open to the community to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service! Hands On Savannah is a member of the Hands On Georgia network that provides assistance and networking opportunities to their affiliates across the state. Hands On Georgia is modeled after the national Hands On … Continue reading “Hands On Savannah Honors Dr. King”
Tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy began in 2000 On January 19, 2009, also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Day, volunteers from Georgia Power in Savannah will be continuing the tradition of ‘taking a day on, not off.’ “Our workers, retirees, and their friends and family members join us each year to honor Dr. King by giving back to … Continue reading “GA Power honors Dr. King with Volunteer Day at West Broad YMCA”
The Georgia Historical Society announces the 2009 Black History Month Essay and Public Speaking Contest. Open to all local middle and high school students, the contest highlights topics in African-American history while allowing students to gain skills in historical research and public speaking. The 2009 contest is being held in community partnership with the Telfair Museum of Art, featuring Freedom’s … Continue reading “Annual GHS Essay Contest Focuses on Savannah in the Civil Rights Movement”