Amir Jamal Toure to Speak at Savannah State University’s Founders Day

Amir Jamal Touré, J.D., a professor at Savannah State University (SSU) in the Africana studies program, will deliver the address at the annual Founders Day event, Thursday, November 8, 9:30 a.m. He is a native of Savannah and Hilton Head Island. His families have been in the lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina since 1814. Touré is a graduate of Savannah State University with dual degrees, cum laude, and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Touré is the resident scholar for Geechee Kunda, a cultural center and museum in Riceboro, Ga., and is known as a Djeli (cultural historian) who shares the history of African people. He has also founded Day Clean: The African Soul and Day Clean Journeys, an African culture and history tour company.

He was appointed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a Commissioner on the Gullah-Geechee Culture Heritage Corridor Commission. Touré also served on the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders for the Gullah-Geechee nation representing Georgia on the council.

At Founders Day, SSU celebrates as a commemoration of those who established the school and a celebration of the members of the SSU family. SSU will honor individuals during the ceremony in Tiger Arena. More information is available at The event is free and open to the public.

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