Richmond Hill volunteer Sabriya Scott is a believer in the American Dream.
She also recognizes the importance of history.
“I’m from poverty. Where I grew up, the people in my community always struggled. There were not many successful role models,” Scott said. “I didn’t want myself, nor my future children to live in poverty so at an early age, I knew how important education was.”
After graduating from Savannah High School in 1996, Scott went to college and earned a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a Master’s in special education from Armstrong Atlantic State University.
She also became a charter member of the Tau Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
“We were the first Black Greek Organization to be chartered at Armstrong Atlantic State University,” Scott said. “It’s a public service sorority that is built on community service. I have been doing community service at my community’s local community center since I was 12.”
Scott has served the Bryan County community for years, not only as a Bryan County Democratic Committee member, but also as a participant at the first two Martin Luther King Jr. Parades in Richmond Hill.
“Very seldom do I see African American being celebrated here. While attending a Stacey Abrams and Lisa Ring rally in Richmond Hill, I was given a flyer to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and I immediately signed up,” Scott said. “There are many things that Martin Luther King Jr. did that are significant to how far we have come and where we came from. He was a freedom fighter and one of the non-violent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King along with many others fought for the freedoms that people of color enjoy today.”
Those freedoms and her own determination helped Scott build a thriving business. She was licensed as a real estate agent in 2003 and became a broker in 2006. Her business, Scott Realty Professionals, was born in 2013 with two agents and today she has 60 agents. She also owns T & J Properties of Savannah and Scott Management & Consulting Services.
Scott believes that God put her in the position that she is in and recognizes the importance of black history.
“I continue to educate people of all ethnicities about the benefits of homeownership, which is the American Dream,” she said. “I also educate them about credit and creating generational wealth. I encourage many young people as well, reminding them of how many people died to afford us the opportunity to be great.”
The library is one place to go to learn about Black History Month.
“Black History Month is a great time for our Library to recognize and showcase the creativity, history and achievements of African Americans.” said Regional Library Director Jennifer Durham. “These items are available at the Library throughout the year, and we are constantly building our collection. We hope that our community will visit the Library online or in-person to find a new role model, author, or interest.”
Richmond Hill Public Library Manager Kate Barker said, “In addition to the electronic resources, we also have traditional books for all ages that can be used to explore Black History. A display table with some of our more recent books can be found at the library throughout the month of February.”
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