Hundreds of Savannah State University students re-enacted events from the March on Washington Wednesday. They carried signs demanding equal rights, sang protest songs and re-staged Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech." It was one of several events in Savannah marking the march's 50th anniversary.
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.
The man who shot a viral video showing the beach on Tybee Island littered with trash last year says he hopes that he won't be making a sequel this weekend. The video was shot after Orange Crush, an informally-arranged spring break mainly for African-American college students. This year's Orange Crush is Saturday.
An Indianapolis-based educational foundation is giving $600,000 to three Savannah higher education institutions. The Lumina Foundation is aiming to double the number of Latino students enrolling in and completing college in a four county area.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is issuing warnings to two of Georgia’s public universities. SACS says Fort Valley State University in Middle Georgia needs to improve its finances, faculty competence, and the way it handles federal student aid.
The state Senate's Higher Education Commitee chairman says, he's been assured, there won't be any mergers of Georgia's historically black universities. Savannah-area State Senator Buddy Carter says, that word comes from University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Carter says, Huckaby told him, historically-black schools won't be on a coming list of colleges to be merged amid legislative cost-cutting.