Savannah State University to Unveil Photographic Exhibit of Gathering of 100 Pastors

Savannah State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will unveil a photography exhibit featuring a collection of photographs captured during Ahmaud Arbery’s historic trial in Brunswick, Georgia, at a special event that will will be held on Saturday April 2. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at 1 p.m. at Whiting Hall on the university campus, 3219 College St. The exhibit consists of 32 photographs taken outside the Glynn County Courthouse during the gathering of 100 pastors in support of the Arbery family on November 18, 2021.

Mass Communication students Kalel Akins, Damien Bryant, Beyoncé Gordon, Alonzo McKinney and instructor Jason Miccolo Johnson captured the images featured in the exhibit. Johnson, an award-winning photographer and SSU instructor, hosted the field trip as part of his African Americans in Media class.

Highlights of the exhibit include members of the Arbery family, local and national pastors, Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King, III and many supporters from across the country. A brief program on the significance of the Rally of 100 Pastors will follow the unveiling of the exhibit.

For more information about the photo exhibit, contact Johnson at [email protected]

Tracey L. Sweeney