On Friday, December 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Massie Heritage Center and the Susie King Taylor Community School will honor Chief Ulysses Bryant for his leadership in Savannah with a History on Wheels Festival and Ice Cream Party. Third and Fourth grade students will experience Savannah’s heritage by playing American Indian games, learning about the role of Rice in the Low Country, exploring Savannah’s Cotton Industry, traveling on the Underground Railroad, and having a meet-and-greet with honoree, Chief Bryant.
The event will be held at the Susie King Taylor Community School located at 1709 Bull Street in Savannah, GA.
Chief Bryant retired in 2014 from the SCCPSS police force after serving as the Chief of Police. Chief Bryant, along with several other students, was hand-picked by local civil rights leader W.W. Law to integrate Savannah High School in 1963 because of his academic and leadership skills. He was one of 7 students. They would go down in History as the “Savannah Seven.” It will be a momentous event for students to sit down and talk with him about his experiences. He graduated high school in 1964, served in the military for several years, then went to work for the Chatham County Police Department and eventually worked his way up to Chief of Police in the SCCPSS with a highly decorated and commendable career.
For more information, contact Rachel Bradshaw at Rachel.Warren@sccpss.com or 912-395-1605.