We Must Record Our History


On Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Southbridge Golf Clubhouse, former Savannah Police Deputy Chief William Lyght will hold a “book signing” to officially release the written compilation of his history and the story of his family. We, at The Savannah Tribune, commend Deputy Chief Lyght on this accomplishment, and encourage all of our readers to attend the book signing. Individuals and families have unique and important stories to tell, and if they do not take the time to record them, others might, or it will be lost forever. For certain, you can best tell your story and record for posterity the things that you want associated with your life. Deputy Chief Lyght has set a bold example.

Lyght’s book, On Call 24-7; A Legacy of Lifetime Relationships, places much of his personal history and that of his family in one place, so that it will be readily available for family members, friends and researchers.

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. We want to encourage African Americans to tell their individual stories because together these stories represent the heritage of a great people who overcame inordinate challenges.

The article that follows was prepared by Aliyah Dorsey, a Mercer University student, who is completing a summer internship with The Savannah Tribune..

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