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Exploring Our Parks: Reconstruction Era National Historical Park
The Reconstruction Era National Historical Park tells the story of the beginning of reconstruction across four locations in Beaufort County.
Celebrating Black History: Remembering Georgia’s ‘Original 33’
Did you know that some of the first Black elected lawmakers in the nation were from the State of Georgia? After the Emancipation Proclamation, laws changed and Blacks were allowed to run for office.
Exploring Savannah’s Black history through the words, pictures of W.W. Law
As part of Black History Month, the Massie Heritage Center is is revisiting Westley Wallace Law’s Negro Heritage Trail.
New Exhibit Focuses on Workforce at Historic Jekyll Island Club
A new exhibit tells the stories of the African Americans who worked at Jekyll Island’s famous Jekyll Island Club. “In the Service of Others” is on display at the Mosaic Museum in honor of Black History Month.
Evans County African American Archive Museum reopening
February is Black History Month. That has many communities looking back at the journey that’s brought them to today.
25th Gullah Celebration Underway
The Gullah Celebration is underway through the end of the month through virtual and in-person programming.
Beach High won Georgia’s first integrated state basketball championship
In 1967, Beach High School won the first integrated Georgia state basketball championship.
Live Oak Libraries Offer Educational Resources for Black History Month
If you want to learn more about our nation’s history this Black History Month, Live Oak Libraries has a full slate of free activities and resources for you and your family.
Celebrating Black History Month: Chapel of Ease
Queen Quet Goodwine, Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation taught our Brian Byers about one of those sites, the Chapel of Ease on St. Helena Island.
SCCPSS students, teachers create #BlackLivesMatter art exhibit
A new art exhibit has debuted in Savannah to celebrate Black History Month.
Savannah State University Celebrates Freedom Day
Doctor Carolyn Jordan helped establish and organize a consistent celebration of Freedom Day at Savannah State when she began working for the university a few years ago. One of those traditions is that the youngest descendent of Richard R Wright Senior lays a wreath at his statue on campus. This year
Celebrating 25 years of the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to our very own Ron Wallace, when you walk into the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in downtown Savannah, you’ll see many of the pioneers who fought for equal rights in our community.
Chatham County’s first Black woman Chief Judge looks back on the changes she has seen
Ninety-five years ago Friday, Violette Neatly Anderson was the first Black woman to practice law in front of the Supreme Court.
Black-owned Savannah business a pioneer in the mortuary industry
A funeral home in Savannah will receive an historical marker to honor its place in history.
The history behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
For 35 years the United States has observed a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
Rev. Hosea Williams helped bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Savannah during the civil rights movement
When we think of the modern day civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. always comes to mind, but he didn’t do it alone.
MLK visit brings spotlight to Savannah in the fall of 1964
In 1964, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King visited Savannah on multiple occasions.
Monument to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Savannah is delayed by the pandemic
The plan for Savannah’s only monument of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been in the works for two and a half years and the wait to see it will take a little longer.
Savannah Firefighters learn about the department’s history from man who made it
Thursday one of the six original men who reintegrated the Savannah Fire Department spoke to current firefighters about his journey and service to celebrate Black History Month.
Celebrating Black History: Michael O’Neal’s decades long commitment to Parent University
Since 1999, Parent University has been providing resources to families with the goal of parents becoming their children’s first teacher. And the program has had an impact.
Massie Heritage Center receives positive response on W.W. Law exhibit
The exhibit is in collaboration with the City of Savannah Municipal archives and features Law’s pictures, vinyl music collection, and other documents, along with a tour throughout 32 cultural sites in Savannah’s downtown historic district.
Rooted in History: Richard R. Wright’s legacy lives on at Savannah State University
February is Black History Month- looking at a driving force behind what we know today as Savannah State University, and his impact today.
Celebrating Black History: Edna Jackson
On Dec. 7, 2011, the citizens of Savannah made history by electing the city's first African-American female mayor. Edna Jackson served on city council for years before she became mayor, but that's only one part of her legacy.
Artist shares unique work with Darien community at Black History Month event
Her pictures tell stories and her stories tell history.
Looking back at West Broad Street before becoming MLK Blvd.
Savannah has had a Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard for nearly three decades now. Prior to that, it was called West Broad Street, serving somewhat as a western edge to downtown.
Moments in Black History