The Savannah African Art Museum has been instrumental in gathering petition signatures for the renaming of the squares and supporting the mission of commemorating the burial ground. Official supporter since November 2020.
Alderman Kurtis Purtee (Savannah City Council Member) "Cultural preservation is vital in Savannah. I applaud the work that you do, and I support your efforts to preserve our history and tell our history. I hope this letter of support is the first of many that assist Rest With Honor's initiative to rename the squares and promotes cultural preservation by telling the story of the Savannah Negro African Burial Ground." - excerpt from May 2021 letter.
Patrick L. Riley (Savannah raised award winning author, producer, and pop culture analyst for Oprah Winfrey, OWN, NBC, Wendy Williams, Essence, BET and CREW TV.) "I find your outreach regarding my hometown's rich history and your Rest with Honor Savannah initiative compelling and worthy to be explored and activated. Indeed, it is important to ensure the stories of our forefathers and foremothers are told, and their burial grounds be identified and honored as an inclusive part of Savannah's rich, diverse, and sometimes unsung, history." - excerpt from July 2021 letter.
W. Eugene Smith Fund 2021 named Lauri Lyons as a finalist for the 25th annual Howard Chapnick Grant. The grant is presented to an individual or organization to strengthen leadership in any field ancillary to photojournalism, such as picture editing, research, education, management, and whose efforts support the work of photographers. July 2021.
Rest With Honor's Juneteenth Light Vigil in Calhoun Square. June 2021
Lauri Lyons + Savannah African Art Museum's Juneteenth Celebration. June 2021.
Rest With Honor renaming of the squares petition signatures submitted to the Savannah City Manager's Office May 2021.
WTOC TV 11 Interview June 2021
Savannah Tribune June 2021
Savannah African Art Museum Video Interview February 2021
The Savannahian Newspaper November 2020
Beloved Journal Podcast November 2020
Duggal November 2020
Savannah Tribune October 2020