Savannah State University celebrates Founder's Day

    Savannah State University Founder's Day. (Caitlyn Penter WTGS)

    Savannah State University celebrated their Founder's Day on Thursday morning.

    A large crowd attended the ceremony at Tiger Stadium.

    "We honor our past, we celebrate our present and we prepare for the future," said one speaker.

    Amir Jamal Touré was the event's speaker. He is a SSU professor and a native of Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

    SSU was established in 1890. It is the oldest public, historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the City of Savannah,

    There are 4,000 students at the university.

    Founder's Day is meant to commemorate those who established the school and celebrate the SSU family, according to the school.

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