Kids are heading back to school Thursday, and for many that will mean the end of long weekdays spent playing in city parks. GPB’s Emily Jones visited Hull Park in Savannah’s Chatham Crescent neighborhood to find out what keeps kids coming back summer after summer. There, one woman has been the heart of the park for more than four decades.
A new project on the City of Savannah's website is shedding light on a little-known corner of slavery's history here: the work slaves did for the city itself. The city's Research Library and Municipal Archives today will unveil the Municipal Slavery Research Project. It's an online tool chronicling the City of Savannah's use of enslaved labor from 1790 through the end of the Civil War.