Savannah is called a “Low Country” city for its low alluvial plains that extend from the Atlantic coast inwards many miles.
Savannah metro area has about 295,000 residents, one quarter is African American.
Savannah, like New Orleans, Mobile, Norfolk and Charleston, was one of the largest slave trade centers in North America
Tourism ranks over Hunter Army Airfield as the largest employer in town.
Each square block in Savannah is actually a 60’ by 90’ rectangle.
Residents who made their mark in Savannah include:
Rev. George Liele
Wanted to found a Black Baptist church in Savannah, but since he sided with the British when British controlled Savannah, he could not hang around after the Revolutionary War. So he trained Andrew Bryan to become a pastor.
Founded the first Black Baptist church in America, First African Baptist Church.
Founder of The Consortium of Black Women Doctors and was the visionary for the African American Families Monument in Savannah.
Founded African-American-owned Carver State Bank
Rev. A.L. Stanford
Founded the Mother AME church in Georgia in 1865