Obama Inauguration: We had to be there!

By | January 28, 2009

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America, and on January 20, 2009, we, along with approximately two million other citizens of the United States and numerous other countries, simply had to be in Washington, DC to witness the Presidential Inauguration. There are several reasons for our yearning to witness the … Continue reading “Obama Inauguration: We had to be there!”

My Ancestors Have Arrived!

By | January 28, 2009

As I stood in the estimated 1.5 million mass on January 20, 2009, I thought about prominent figures from slavery to the present, and how they longed for the day an African-American would become President of the United States of America. Our race has gone from being uncounted, to three-fifths, to a valued citizen with an insurmountable host of struggles … Continue reading “My Ancestors Have Arrived!”

The Inauguration: My Second Great Washington Experience

By | January 28, 2009

On August 28, 1963, I was among the 250,000 citizens who traveled to Washington for the historic March on Washington. We were there to demand the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation; the elimination of racial segregation in public schools; protection for demonstrators against police brutality; a major public works program to provide jobs; the passage of a law prohibiting … Continue reading “The Inauguration: My Second Great Washington Experience”

Letter to President Obama From Mayor Otis Johnson

By | January 28, 2009

January 19, 2009 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: I am the second African American Mayor of Savannah, Georgia. I was born in Savannah in 1942, and grew up in a segregated South. As a boy, I never had a dream that I would one day be mayor of the first city in … Continue reading “Letter to President Obama From Mayor Otis Johnson”

Some Black Heritage Festival Events

By | January 28, 2009

The following events will be held as part of the 20th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival: "Our Journey Through the Arts." The annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, a series of events highlighting the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans, is presented by the city of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Savannah State University. All festival events are free … Continue reading “Some Black Heritage Festival Events”

Black in America

By | January 28, 2009

The place to be for Americans on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 was the Inauguration of our nation’s 44th President, Barack Obama. Whether you were taking in the festivities in person or electronically via television or the internet, to be alive in your right mind on that day in these United States and not grasp the magnitude of history taking place … Continue reading “Black in America”

Alpha Lambda Boule Salutes James

By | January 28, 2009

On Sunday, January 25, 2009, the men of Alpha Lambda Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. paid tribute to Robert E. James in recognition of his being selected by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association as a Marshal for the 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Savannah. James is one of the community leaders who, … Continue reading “Alpha Lambda Boule Salutes James”

Davis is Carver Employee of the Year

By | January 28, 2009

Vita Davis, who joined the staff of Carver State Bank in 2000, recently received the Bank’s coveted Employee of the Year Award for 2008. During her eight years at Carver, she previously worked as a teller and customer service representative. Currently, she is the bank’s Operations Manager. Carver State Bank is a state-chartered, FDICinsured, commercial bank. Established in 1927, Carver … Continue reading “Davis is Carver Employee of the Year”

SCAD, Notre Dame Academy and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School join to celebrate historic inauguration

By | January 28, 2009

Students from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Notre Dame Academy and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School join to celebrate the inauguration of the United States’ first African- American president. More than 150 students and staff from Notre Dame Academy and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School joined SCAD faculty, staff and students in viewing live national coverage of the … Continue reading “SCAD, Notre Dame Academy and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School join to celebrate historic inauguration”

Woodville-Tompkins Alumni Celebrations

By | January 28, 2009