Emancipation Association Makes Financial Awards


Members of the Association pictured (l-r): Elder Willie Ferrell, Presiding Elder J.E. Taylor, Rev. Nathaniel Small, Sr., President; Rev. Marion Brooks, Rev. Thomas Greene, and Rev. Charlie Fogle.
Members of the Association pictured (l-r): Elder Willie Ferrell, Presiding Elder J.E. Taylor, Rev. Nathaniel Small, Sr., President; Rev. Marion Brooks, Rev. Thomas Greene, and Rev. Charlie Fogle.

The Emancipation Celebration held on January 1, 2009 at Asbury United Methodist Church was an historic event for several reasons. A special Litany of Thanksgiving was included for the election of Barack Obama as the first African American President of the United States, and for Larry Chisolm, the first African American District Attorney for Chatham County. Also, Presiding Elder J.E. Taylor presented a large group of young people to Emancipation Association President, Rev. Nathaniel Small, Sr., for the official formation of the Youth Division of the Emancipation Association.

In the wake of this memorable celebration, members of the Association assembled at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and awarded a total of $3,300.00 among seven nonprofit agencies of the community to include: Ash Tree Organization, Inc., Mr. Morris Brown, Director; Greenbriar Children’s Center, Mrs. Gena Taylor, Executive Director; Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Dr. J.W. Jamerson, III, thainnan, Board of Directors; West Broad Street YMCA, Mr. Peter Doliber, Director; Wesley Community Center, Ms. Tammy A.K. Nixon, Executive Director; Savannah Faith Coalition, Pastor Marion Brooks, Representative; and Coastal Jail Ministries of Georgia, Chaplain Johnny Hands. The Emancipation Association of Savannah, Georgia and Vicinity, Inc., takes this opportunity to thank churches, organizations and individuals for continued support in our efforts to carry out our critically important mission.

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