Editor’s Note: We Must Continue to Move Forward


The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” Lyndon Johnson

The Savannah Tribune has a proud and glorious heritage. Our history dates back to 1875, when three African-American civic and business leaders recognized the need for a newspaper dedicated to serving the African- American community.

We have always been in the forefront of positive efforts to move our people in a direction that benefits us, as well as the overall community.

Therefore, we encourage our readers to vote on November 8. Early voting began on Tuesday, October 18, and will continue through November 4. We must never forget the struggle and sacrifices that occurred so that we could have this right and privilege.

Voting affords us the opportunity to be active and productive citizens, and allows us to have a voice in our local and national government. By voting, we acknowledge and pay tribute to those involved in the fight for equality and justice for all.

Though we have certainly come a long way, we still have quite a way to go. We must never forget that aluta continua: “the struggle continues.” We must continue to move forward!

For more information please visit voter.chathamcounty.org/2011Elections.aspx

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