One of the tradeoffs of living near the ocean is vulnerability to risks like hurricanes and floods. Even more vulnerable? Low-income people, the elderly, and those with health problems or disabilities. Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are pulling together data from a variety of sources - mostly the federal government - to better understand those vulnerabilities.
Most African Americans living in the South before the Civil War were enslaved. But what may not be as well-known is the history of free African Americans in places like Savannah. Dr. Whittington Johnson is a retired history professor and the author of several books about black history. As part of the city's commemoration of Juneteenth, he visited Savannah's Second African Baptist Church this week.