Looking for unique holiday inspiration? We have you covered with gorgeous images of the Savannah State University Holiday taken by Litus Marshall (book him here for your next event or photoshoot) These photos are absolutely beautiful of this gorgeous southern campus which is a great travel destination for the holiday. Explore the first in our HBCU Holiday Travel Series where we start with Savannah State University.
HBCU Holiday Travel: Savannah State University
Check out pictures of their beautiful holiday decor below:
Savannah State University is a historically black college located in Savannah, Georgia in the heart of the historical city and surrounded by beautiful live oak trees and marshland.
Founded in 1890, the university has a rich history of educating African-American students and providing opportunities for them to succeed in various fields. Notable alumni include former NBA player and coach Nate McMillan, former NFL player Shannon Sharpe, and Georgia State Representative Mickey Stephens.
Where To Eat/Shop
If you’re planning a holiday tour of Savannah, there are several black-owned businesses that you should explore. The Savannah Taste Experience offers food tours that showcase the city’s diverse culinary scene, including stops at black-owned restaurants like The Little Crown and Bowtie Barbecue Co. You can also visit The Village Craftsmen, a gift shop that features handmade items from local artisans, or The Book Lady Bookstore, which specializes in new and used books by African American authors.
What to Eat
If you’re looking for traditional Gullah holiday dishes to try, consider Savannah Red Rice, Okra Soup, and Hoppin Johns with Field Peas. These dishes are part of the Gullah Geechee cuisine, which is a blend of African, European, and Native American influences and is commonly found in the Lowcountry region of the southeastern United States. Savannah Red Rice is a tomato-based rice dish that often includes shrimp or sausage, while Okra Soup is a hearty soup made with okra, tomatoes, and various meats. Hoppin Johns with Field Peas is a dish of peas and rice that is said to bring good luck in the new year. Don’t want to make these dishes yourself? Check out the inspiration from Savannah Native, Chef Gina Willis who is a proud Savannah State University alum.3