Oct. 19, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

SCAD Honors Visionary Voices

By commemorating the dauntless endeavors of Savannah students during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, we illuminate their profound impact on the progression of our past.

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, the resolute efforts of Carolyn Quilloin Coleman, Joan Tyson Perry Hall and the Rev. Ernest Robinson, who were arrested during a sit-in at Levy's department store in 1960, were celebrated during SCAD Honors Visionary Voices.

The ceremony commenced with "Sitting in/Standing up," a multimedia exhibition performance by SCAD alumnus Masud Olufani (M.F.A., sculpture, 2013) and vocal accompaniment by Shala Whitehead and SCAD fashion alumna Brittany Bosco. Remarks were given by Coleman; SCAD Executive Director of Admission Recruitment Ayeola Johnson (M.A., arts administration, 2013); former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson; Director of the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Felicia Bell, Ph.D. (M.A., historic preservation, 2002); and SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace.

Following the program, a historical marker was unveiled at Jen Library, the former site of Levy's department store, in collaboration with the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and The Hodge Foundation Inc.

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