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Savannah To Celebrate March Anniversary
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 11 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
This local headline appeared on the day after the March on Washington.  (photo Armstrong Atlantic State University)
This local headline appeared on the day after the March on Washington. (photo Armstrong Atlantic State University)
Savannah is marking historic anniversaries in the Civil Rights movement.

This weekend will feature a symposium at Savannah High School and a mass meeting at First African Baptist Church.

Then on the march on Washington's 50th anniversary next Wednesday, Savannah State University students will re-enact many of the day's historic events.

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson remembers the long, hot drive to the Lincoln Memorial.

"We went to the March on Washington in three cars," Jackson says. "My sister, first time she did anything in the Civil Rights movement, was a part of it. And we were there to see the masses of the people and people acting with dignity."

Savannah's observances will also highlight civil rights victories that took place locally in 1963.

LIST OF EVENTS:

Saturday, August 24th, 1pm


Symposium


Savannah High School


400 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sunday, August 25th, 4pm


Ole Fashion Sunday Mass Meeting


First African Baptist Church


23 Montgomery Street

Wednesday, August 28th, 2pm


March, Reenactments, Songs


Savannah State University