Savannah State University’s (SSU) President’s Gala was held Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. During the black-tie affair, the university presented the Award of Excellence in service to the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation for outstanding performance in the community.
King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc., operates the Beach Institute and the original museum site, King-Tisdell Cottage. The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center is Savannah’s flagship museum and gallery for traveling exhibitions, permanent collection exhibits, performances and lecture series highlighting African-American art, culture and history, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Beach Institute is the 2016 recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Arts and Humanities, presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities. King-Tisdell Cottage is a house museum that interprets African-American life in the region from slavery to freedom.
The Foundation also provides information on the life and work of W. W. Law, a civil rights leader who helped save the cottage and who founded the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation.
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