W.W. Law Photo Collection Released

By | November 19, 2014

Mayor Edna Branch Jackson, members of City Council and County Commission, City officials, members of the W.W. Law Foundation, the NAACP, and other organizations held a news conference last Monday to announce the opening to the public of the first phase of the W.W. Law Collection. A Photo Collection Open House followed in the Library & Archives Office in City … Continue reading “W.W. Law Photo Collection Released”

2015 Black Heritage Festival Scheduled

By | November 19, 2014

Today’s Youth; Tomorrow’s Legacy is the central theme of the 2015 Savannah Black Heritage Festival scheduled for February 1 – 21. Each year the festival, which is sponsored by Savannah State University (SSU) and the City of Savannah, presents activities for every age and interest. Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, … Continue reading “2015 Black Heritage Festival Scheduled”

Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies to Receive Preservation Honor Award

By | November 19, 2014

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Preservation Honor Award to the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The project is one of 17 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2014 Past Forward National Preservation Conference in Savannah, Ga. Built in 1856 by … Continue reading “Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies to Receive Preservation Honor Award”

United Way Of The Coastal Empire Receives $2,725,000 From Gulfstream

By | November 19, 2014

 The 2014 United Victory Celebration will be held on , Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:45 am – 1:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay StreetUnited Way of the Coastal Empire received a record breaking donation, thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and its employees. Gregg Schroeder, president and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire, and Campaign Chair Jenny … Continue reading “United Way Of The Coastal Empire Receives $2,725,000 From Gulfstream”

Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Request Help From Community

By | November 19, 2014

On Monday, November 17, Savannah Chatham County’s newest Police Chief Jack Lumpkin held a press conference to encourage the community to provide any information about the shootings that occurred over the past weekend. “If you saw something, as a citizen, please let us know”. said Lumpkin. A total of nine shootings took place in Savannah and the Savannah Chatham-County Police … Continue reading “Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Request Help From Community”

The Neighborhood Youth Ambassador

By | November 19, 2014

The Neighborhood Youth Ambassador (NYA) program is a component of the Department of Community Planning and Development Neighborhood Leadership Institute. Each youth leader is challenged to complete a Make a Difference (M.A.D) project to benefit their neighborhoods or the community at large. Please support Savannah’s youth and join us for the following events: November 22nd: Elderly Holiday Cleanup Day. Youth … Continue reading “The Neighborhood Youth Ambassador”

Wells Park Workshops Held

By | November 19, 2014

The City of Savannah and Savannah Development and Renewal (SDRA) has put together a task force to work with the residents and business owners to develop a new vision for the area sourrounding Wells Park and the community surrounding 37th to 40th Street between MLKing, Jr. Blvd and Montgomery St. Workshops were held last Monday and Tuesday, and the next … Continue reading “Wells Park Workshops Held”

I Have Marks To Make Event: The Triple Book Signing

By | November 19, 2014

On December 7, 2014, Robert E. Cohen will host a book signing for his newest publication, Physically Challenged, But Mentally Determined. Cohen is not just your regular author; overcoming obstacles of a different type have made him all the more resilient. Among other features will be his two previous publications Joys, Fears & Tears which was his first book of … Continue reading “I Have Marks To Make Event: The Triple Book Signing”

Esther Sheppard Selected To Head The Local Red Cross

By | November 19, 2014

The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia are pleased to announce Esther Sheppard has been selected to head the chapter as Executive Director. Sheppard is a seasoned non-profit and for-profit professional with over two decades of fundraising, management, operations, service delivery and customer service experience with an emphasis on building internal and external partnerships, business development, donor relations, … Continue reading “Esther Sheppard Selected To Head The Local Red Cross”

City’s Municipal Slavery Project Wins Statewide Award

By | November 19, 2014

A City of Savannah research project documenting the municipal use of enslaved people prior to the Civil War won top honors for archival work by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council last week. Lacy E. Brooks won the Governor-appointed Advisory Council’s Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records – Graduate Level for the “Savannah Municipal Slavery Research Project.” … Continue reading “City’s Municipal Slavery Project Wins Statewide Award”