Wright Vs. Georgia

Warning: case uses term “negroes,” because it was argued in 1962. This is a slight departure from my normal cemetery fare, but this case deserves remembrance. In 1961 six young adults were arrested for playing basketball peacefully in Daffin Park. Apparently in Savannah playing basketball while Black was indeed a crime. This is the SupremeContinue reading “Wright Vs. Georgia”

First African Baptist Church

It would be hard to talk about Savannah history without mentioning the First African Baptist Church. It started before America was a nation, and the people who formed it fought for the freedom of religious expression under great duress and possible punishment/death. The First African Baptist Church website details the church’s long history: First AfricanContinue reading “First African Baptist Church”