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33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens Feb. 1

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

The 33rd annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will take place February 1 – 20 in a hybrid format. “Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Heritage, Celebrating You” is the central theme of the festival, and the hybrid experience will bring cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as historical gems and entertainment for all demographics and interests throughout … Continue reading “33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens Feb. 1”

Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who broke barriers and stood for justice and Black lives during the most tumultuous times of the civil rights movement, has died. Poitier, whose iconic 71-year career included starring roles in “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Uptown Saturday Night,” was 94. His cause of death has yet to be confirmed. … Continue reading “Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died”

Plant Riverside District Dedicates MLK, Jr. Park & Unveils City’s 1st Monument To Civil Rights Leader

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

Savannah, Ga.’s most exciting destination for dining, shopping and live entertainment – officially dedicated Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and unveiled a new commemorative bronze and granite memorial to the late Civil Rights leader on Jan. 15. The memorial bust, which was approved by the King family, is the first monument to honor Dr. King in the City of Savannah … Continue reading “Plant Riverside District Dedicates MLK, Jr. Park & Unveils City’s 1st Monument To Civil Rights Leader”

One Of The Country’s Largest Black Family-Owned Construction Companies Invests In Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

With a 70-year history of building structures that shape skylines and communities in Georgia and beyond, H. J. Russell & Company (Russell), founded in Atlanta by the late Herman J. Russell in 1952, has strong roots within Georgia and is one of the largest minority owned firms in the country and state. Those roots have been stretching towards Savannah and … Continue reading “One Of The Country’s Largest Black Family-Owned Construction Companies Invests In Savannah”

Theresa White Inducted Into Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry

By Savannah Tribune | January 19, 2022

Theresa White has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. While best known as the Founder, Chair, and CEO of the … Continue reading “Theresa White Inducted Into Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry”

Dr. King Speaks…

By Savannah Tribune | January 12, 2022

Plant Riverside District To Dedicate MLK, Jr. Park & Unveil New Monument On Jan. 15

By Savannah Tribune | January 12, 2022

Let Freedom Ring: A Tribute to the Late Martin Luther King, Jr. Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will officially dedicate Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on the Savannah riverfront and will ceremoniously unveil a commissioned bronze monument dedicated to the late Civil Rights leader on Saturday, January 15 from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM at 400 W. … Continue reading “Plant Riverside District To Dedicate MLK, Jr. Park & Unveil New Monument On Jan. 15”

Presenting The Eighth Annual “We Are One” MLK Jr. Observance Day Concert

By Savannah Tribune | January 12, 2022

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah and the MLK Jr. Observance Day Association present the Eighth Annual “We Are One” MLK Jr. Observance Day Concert featuring celebrated vocalists Huxsie Scott, Jacqueline Hamilton, Kim Polote, and Cynthia Utterbach. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah (Troup Square), 311 E Harris St., on Monday, Jan 17, 2022at … Continue reading “Presenting The Eighth Annual “We Are One” MLK Jr. Observance Day Concert”

Martin Luther King Jr. Association Announces 2022 Celebration Events

By Savannah Tribune | January 12, 2022

The M.L. King Association would like to announce this year’s 2022 Parade Marshalls. Mrs. Carolyn S. Blackshear and the Honorable Carl Gilliard. Both individuals are very active in the community. Mrs. Blackshear is the immediate past president of the M.L. King Association where she served for more than years, and she continues to serve. Rep. Gilliard is a State Representative … Continue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. Association Announces 2022 Celebration Events”

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association Welcome New Officers & Board Member

By Savannah Tribune | January 12, 2022

As a community organization, the King Association is governed by a board of directors selected by its members. We are pleased to share we have elected new offices. Several individuals were reelected as members of the Board. Their continued service on the board will help the association to change our community as we endeavor to continue working in Dr. King’s … Continue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association Welcome New Officers & Board Member”