Savannah State University History

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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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On what date did the Georgia General Assembly pass the legislation that established the school for the education and training of colored students that would later become Savannah State University?
    • A. 

      Dec. 25, 1822

    • B. 

      Nov. 26, 1890

    • C. 

      Sept. 4, 1896

    • D. 

      June 13, 1874.

  • 2. 
    What was the original name of the Savannah State University?
    • A. 

      Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths

    • B. 

      Savannah State College

    • C. 

      Colored College of Georgia

    • D. 

      Savannah School for Black Students

  • 3. 
    Who was the first president of then-Georgia State College for Industrial Youths?
    • A. 

      W.E. Boggs

    • B. 

      Clyde W. Hall

    • C. 

      Cheryl D. Dozier

    • D. 

      Richard R. Wright, Sr.

  • 4. 
    Aside from being the first graduate awarded a baccalaureate degree from Savannah State in 1898, what other history-making feat did Richard R. Wright, Jr., accomplish?
    • A. 

      He became the first black to man to receive a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

    • B. 

      He became the first black governor of Georgia.

    • C. 

      He became the first man to earn a doctorate from Savannah State.

    • D. 

      He became the first black man to independently found a college.

  • 5. 
    Which United States presidents visited the campus during the Richard R. Wright, Sr., administration?
    • A. 

      George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      William McKinley and Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

    • D. 

      James K. Polk and Ulysses S. Grant

  • 6. 
    When it was first constructed in 1901, how was Hill Hall used?
    • A. 

      As an administrative office

    • B. 

      As classroom and laboratory space

    • C. 

      As a laundry facility

    • D. 

      As a boys dormitory

  • 7. 
    Eleven young women were the first female boarding students admitted to then-Georgia State College.  What year and under whose administration did this happen?
    • A. 

      1921 and Pres. Cyrus G. Wiley

    • B. 

      1948 and Pres. James A. Colston

    • C. 

      1997 and Pres. Carlton E. Brown

    • D. 

      1939 and Pres. Benjamin F. Hubert

  • 8. 
    Though founded as an institution for African-American students, Savannah State has long been committed to enhancing diversity and offering anyone -- regardless of race or nationality -- a quality education.  In 1963, this was demonstrated when the college took what action?
    • A. 

      Launching a study-abroad program to take students to Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Becoming the first of the three black units of the University System of Georgia to admit a white student

    • C. 

      Hiring the first white faculty members in college history

    • D. 

      Establishing a student-exchange program with the University of Georgia

  • 9. 
    In what year did the first officers commission into the military through Savannah State's Navy ROTC program?
    • A. 

      1907

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1985

  • 10. 
    After being named Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths, Georgia State College and Savannah State College, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents granted the college university status in 1996.  Who was president at that time?
    • A. 

      Annette K. Brock

    • B. 

      Earl G. Yarbrough, Sr.

    • C. 

      John T. Wolfe, Jr.

    • D. 

      Julius S. Scott, Jr.

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