As a response to this blatant act of institutional racism, Rest With Honor has launched (2) petitions to bring attention to the Savannah African Burial Ground and correct the social injustice.
1. SAVANNAH RESIDENTS The City of Savannah requires local residents to sign a renaming petition form created by the City. The petition requests for the squares to be renamed 'Jubilee Square' and 'Emancipation Square'. Your signed petition will be submitted to the City of Savannah City Manager Office, which is responsible for approving renaming requests.
The petition is a call to action for the City of Savannah government officials to do the following:
* Officially recognize the (2) squares as a colonial African burial ground. * Rename Calhoun Square and Whitefield Square. * Place information markers in the squares. * Protect the African burial ground via the National Park Service or as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. * Build a memorial for the burial ground.