On Saturday, April 10, the 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. presented their 14th Annual Grand Gala Affair. The affair affords the organization the opportunity to raise funds to continue its work of youthoriented programs.
Also, the men present scholarships to senior students involved in its Leadership Academy who will be going on to college. During the evening, the organization honored local community leaders who have made, and continue to make a difference.
Among this year’s recipients was The
President Shirley Barber James, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. James retired from Savannah State University, and has served on the Savannah Airport Commission, and is the coordinator of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. She is very active in the community as a member of The Links, Inc. , and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Other recipients included Mr. J.B. Clemmons, who received the Legend Award, and WTOC-TV, was presented with the Community Service Award.
The founding impetus of the 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. was the Million Man March in 1996 in Washington, D.C. The group adopted Four for the Future”, focusing their efforts on mentoring youth around the theme Mentoring Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Development.