Awards and Recognition

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"W. W. Law has been a pioneer in African American historic preservation efforts in Georgia and a dynamic leader in Savannah"
-Greg Paxton, president and CEO of The Georgia Trust

Some of Mr. Law's Leadership accolades include...

  • President of the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP from 1950-1976
  • Founder of the Savannah-Yamacraw Branch of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
  • Member of the Georgia National Register Review Board
  • Appointed member of the Heritage Trust Commission by Georgia Governor George Busbee
  • Vice Chair of the 52nd National Preservation Conference for the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Member of the Commission on Preservation of the State Capital
  • Mary Gregory Jewett Award from the Georgia Trust for an outstanding history of dedication and distinguished statewide service to the field of historic preservation

Appointment letter to the Georgia National Review Board - W. W. Law Working Files

Appointment letter to the Georgia National Review Board

52nd National Preservation Conference Certificate - W. W. Law Awards Collection

52nd National Preservation Conference Certificate

W. W. Law receiving the Mary Gregory Jewett Award, - W.W. Law Photograph Collection

W. W. Law receiving the Mary Gregory Jewett Award
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*All awards included herein belong to the W. W. Law Awards Collection

Community Housing Services Agency recognition for service to The Beach Institute Community

Community Housing Services Agency recognition for service to The Beach Institute Community

City of Savannah Proclamation declaring March 19, 1977 Westley W. Law Day

City of Savannah Proclamation declaring March 19, 1977  Westley W. Law Day

Historic Savannah Foundation recognition for leadership and scholarly research

Historic Savannah Foundation Recognition for Leadership and Scholarly Research

Davenport Trophy

Davenport Trophy

International Longshoremen's Association Outstanding Humanitarian Award

International Longshoremens Association Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Recognition for Service to Nicholsonboro Baptist Church

Recognition for Service to Nicholsonboro Baptist Church

This honor is given to individuals or organizations that have contributed substantially to the purpose of Historic Savannah. Named for the house whose rescue was the Foundation’s charter project and raison d'être, the trophy is not given every year, but rather when a truly significant effort is made on behalf of the Foundation’s commitment to historic preservation.

City of Savannah Proclamation declaring January 4, 2004 Westley W. Law Day

City of Savannah Proclamation declaring January 4, 2004 Westley W. Law Day

African American Family History Association Recognition for Service

African American Family History Association Recognition for Service

Southeast Regional African American Preservation Alliance Par Excellence Leadership Award

Southeast Regional African American Preservation Alliance Par Excellence Leadership Award