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Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vaden Automotive is celebrating 50 years in business and held the grand re-opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet and Vaden Cadillac Savannah last Friday, April 6th at 9393 Abercorn Street. Mayor Eddie De- Loach along with members from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries and the leadership from Vaden including President, Jane Vaden Thacher were in attendance. “This year … Continue reading “Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac”

66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

The National Black Caucus of the Young Elected Officials Network released a new police brutality agenda. The Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation. The letter was signed by 66 young black elected officials. It calls for a jointed effort to end police brutality and gun violence. “If we are truly … Continue reading “66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality”

Savannah State University Holds Scholarship Gala

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Savannah State University’s (SSU) President’s Scholarship Gala was held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Net proceeds from the university’s premier fundraising event support student scholarships. With the theme of “An Intellectual Renaissance,” SSU celebrated the rich culture of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance while recognizing the scholars and community leaders of today. During the … Continue reading “Savannah State University Holds Scholarship Gala”

Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vanda Trappio Patton, one of the legendary “foot soldiers” of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah, Georgia, died April 6, 2018, at 79, from age-related illnesses. Patton was among those African Americans in Savannah who at first were doubtful about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s unwavering commitment to the strategic use of nonviolence to end racial oppression in … Continue reading “Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79”

Dr. King Assassinated!

By Savannah Tribune | April 04, 2018

Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old. In the months before his assassination, Martin Luther King … Continue reading “Dr. King Assassinated!”

Panel on 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

By Savannah Tribune | April 04, 2018

Savannah State University (SSU) will host a panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel will be held Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m., Torian Auditorium, Howard Jordan building. Otis S. Johnson, Ph.D., SSU Scholar-in-Residence and the Asa H. Gordon Library are sponsoring the forum. Johnson will lead a panel of students and … Continue reading “Panel on 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination”

The King Center Honors Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

By Savannah Tribune | April 04, 2018

Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr, was just five years old when her father was killed. Today she helps honor her father on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with The King Center. “For me, it is an opportunity to do some deeper healing,” King said in a press conference held in February. “I’ve had some … Continue reading “The King Center Honors Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service

By Savannah Tribune | April 04, 2018

Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. A commemorative service to remember that dark day in American history will be held in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the First African Missionary Baptist Church, Franklin Square. A coalition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association, … Continue reading “Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service”

Rep. Gilliard to Host Georgia Poverty Summit

By Savannah Tribune | April 04, 2018

State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) will host the Georgia Poverty Summit from Wednesday, April 4 – Friday, April 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. The summit’s theme is “Failure is not an Option,” and the three-day summit will focus on opportunities in film, as well as opportunities … Continue reading “Rep. Gilliard to Host Georgia Poverty Summit”

Students “March For Our Lives”

By Savannah Tribune | March 28, 2018

Thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered to participate in the “March For Our Lives” protest held last Saturday. The crowd gathered in Wright Square in downtown Savannah and began the march at 11a.m. to Forsyth Park. Protesters from all ages packed the streets of Savannah to march against gun violence. The march started in Wright Square and ended at … Continue reading “Students “March For Our Lives””