As the Tiger family prepares to celebrate the 122nd year since the founding of Savannah State University, now is the perfect time to ask: How well do you know the history of your 'university by the sea'? This quiz will test your knowledge of all things SSU — from its earliest days in 1890 until the modern era.
Dec. 25, 1822
Nov. 26, 1890
Sept. 4, 1896
June 13, 1874.
Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths
Savannah State College
Colored College of Georgia
Savannah School for Black Students
Clyde W. Hall
Cheryl D. Dozier
Richard R. Wright, Sr.
He became the first black to man to receive a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
He became the first black governor of Georgia.
He became the first man to earn a doctorate from Savannah State.
He became the first black man to independently found a college.
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley and Howard Taft
Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison
James K. Polk and Ulysses S. Grant
As an administrative office
As classroom and laboratory space
As a laundry facility
As a boys dormitory
1921 and Pres. Cyrus G. Wiley
1948 and Pres. James A. Colston
1997 and Pres. Carlton E. Brown
1939 and Pres. Benjamin F. Hubert
Launching a study-abroad program to take students to Europe and Asia
Becoming the first of the three black units of the University System of Georgia to admit a white student
Hiring the first white faculty members in college history
Establishing a student-exchange program with the University of Georgia
Annette K. Brock
Earl G. Yarbrough, Sr.
John T. Wolfe, Jr.
Julius S. Scott, Jr.
Here's an interesting quiz for you.