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.
A veterans group is spending this Memorial Day weekend marching to raise awareness of suicide and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Around a dozen members of the group Active Heroes will take turns carrying heavy rucksacks along a 120-mile route. U.S. Army Capt. David Goodell of Richmond Hill is one of the organizers. He says participants will carry heavy rucksacks to symbolize the pain felt by veterans who’ve taken their own lives, and the families left behind.