First Presbyterian Church of Savannah, Georgia, Holds Conversation on Race Relations

A small group of First Presbyterian Church members attend the church’s Imlay House discussion series. Sunday’s topic was race relations. The group hosted Lawrence Bryan III, a co-founder of the LB4 & After Foundation, and former Chatham County commissioner John McMasters. [Will Peebles/]
Ten people gathered at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday for a small group conversation on race and racism.

The event was part of the Imlay House series, a church-hosted event that aims to tackle complex social issues. In June, they hosted a showing of “Paris to Pittsburgh,” a National Geographic documentary about climate change.

On Sunday, the group was joined by community activist Lawrence Bryan III, a co-founder of the LB4 & After Foundation and former Chatham County Commissioner John McMasters.

Bryan and his wife Linda Wilder Bryan started the organization in the name of their son, Lawrence Bryan IV, who was killed in a shooting in 2015.

The Rev. Stephen Williams said the smaller group size facilitates more open conversation, as opposed to larger, more lecture-style talks.

Bryan began with a brief introduction discussing himself and the mission of LB4 & After, as well as a bit about growing up in Savannah.

“I wasn’t going to give any stats about what people read. I left those in the car. I’m going to freestyle this, and everything I’m saying is from living in Savannah.”

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Source: Savannah Morning News