SSU to Host MLK, Jr. Assembly, Candlelight Vigil


Lester B. Johnson, III
Lester B. Johnson, III

Savannah State University (SSU) will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance Assembly on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the King- Frazier Student Center. To further commemorate King’s life, significant accomplishments as a Civil Rights leader, and membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the SSU Delta Eta Chapter will hold its annual candlelight vigil starting at 7:30 p.m. on the front steps of the King- Frazier Student Center. The events are free and open to the public.

Lester B. Johnson, III, will serve as the guest speaker for the assembly. Johnson owns his own law firm and practices in the areas of education, municipal, insurance, and probate law. He serves as assistant city attorney for the City of Savannah and the Savannah- Chatham County Board of Education. He also serves as special assistant attorney general for the Georgia Department of Corrections and Transportation and as a member of the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia and the Wachovia Bank Advisory Board.

An active member of the Savannah community, Johnson is a member of the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation; Arts Ashore Legacy Foundation; Coastal Children’s Advocacy Board; MLK, Jr., Community Business Breakfast Committee; and the Savannah Health Mission. Johnson is a native Savannahian who graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1971. He received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1978.

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