In honor of Women’s History Month, Pam Oglesby and Brenda Roberts appeared before the City Council during their weekly meeting to present them with a copy of their newly published book “Savannah’s Black First Ladies, Vol. 1”.
Eight years in the making, Savannah’s Black “First Ladies” is a remarkable collection of short biographies which recognizes African- American women in Savannah who were pioneers “first” in their chosen professions. In the book, you’ll meet educators, police officers, politicians, doctors, and others who went where no black woman had gone before. In many cases, their professions were closed to women.
The trials and tribulations these women endured to fulfill their calling is a true testimony of their perseverance and strength.
They chose not to give up or give in, but to press forward to see their dreams come to fruition .