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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:15am

Savannah To Celebrate March 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.

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.


Saturday, August 24th, 1pm
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