History On Wheels: History & Ice Cream
Susie King Taylor Community School
After visiting Massie’s newest exhibit, “Enslavement to Emancipation: The Struggle for Education,” 3rd and 4th graders from Susie King Taylor Community School were inspired by local community leaders. Two such leaders were Susie King Taylor, who ran a clandestine school in antebellum Savannah during a time when it was illegal to do so, and Chief Ulysses Bryant, who integrated Savannah High School during his senior year in 1963 and eventually became the Police Chief of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
At the end of their field trip, the students had one simple request, “can we throw Chief Bryant an ice cream party to thank him for his leadership in our community?” After months of planning, today they got their wish during a History on Wheels event, “History and Ice Cream,” sponsored by the NSCDA-Georgia, and with community support from US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, Old Savannah Tours’ Susie King Taylor, Leopold's Ice Cream (Stratton Leopold is a Massie Alumni !) and of course their honoree, Chief Bryant.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the day such a memorable experience for our future leaders.