The 39th Annual
Martin Luther King Jr.
Observance Day
Association Celebration


Institute for Social Change


Van R. Johnson, II,

Thurmond Neill Tillman


Speaker for the Institute
Van R. Johnson, II, and
Thurmond Neill Tillman

On November 4, 2003, Van R. Johnson, II, was elected to the Savannah, GA City Council as the representative for Savannah's 1st District. On January 8, 2004, during his first Council meeting, he was selected by his peers to serve as Vice Chairman of the Savannah City Council. More Info

Reverend Thurmond Neill Tillman is celebrating 35 years of energetic, innovative and vigorous leadership as pastor of the First African Baptist Church, the oldest continuing congregation of African Americans. It is his mission to serve “the least, the last, and the lost.” Pastor Tillman is not only a spiritual leader, but he's the loving husband to Lawanda C. Tillman and a dedicated father to Trenile, Lauren, and Tremil.
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