Kennedy Fine Arts Building

Pictured: The Class of 1900
Front row, left to right: M. L. Whitmire, R.R. Wright (President), O. C. Suggs, (Vice President), E. W. Bisard Back row, left to right: J.W.G. Haigler, F.A. Fields (Class Vice President), E. W. Houstoun (Class President), S. A. Grant (Class Secretary), E. McIntosh (Class Treasurer), E. A. Overstreet
Photo Source: Savannah State University Archives, Asa H Gordon Library

Founders Day

Thursday, November 8, 2018
9:30 a.m., Tiger Arena

Each year Savannah State University takes a day to recognize those who have served the school and made its foundation stronger. The annual observance celebrates the history of the institution and those who have contributed to its success. The ceremony includes a guest speaker and the presentation of awards to members of the community.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Keynote Speaker
Amir Jamal Toure 

Touré, an instructor at Savannah State University (SSU) in the Africana studies program, is a native of Savannah and Hilton Head Island. He is a graduate of Savannah State University with dual degrees, cum laude, and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Touré is the resident scholar for Geechee Kunda, a cultural center and museum in Riceboro, Ga., and is known as a Djeli (cultural historian) who shares the history of African people. He was also appointed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a Commissioner on the Gullah-Geechee Culture Heritage Corridor Commission.