Ja A. Jahannes
Ja Arthur Jahannes (August 25, 1942 – July 5, 2015) was a professor at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia and the pastor of the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church in Savannah. He was a prolific playwright, music composer, essayist, and poet, a frequent theatre director and international lecturer, and a pioneer of Black psychology.
Jahannes was raised in Baltimore. He earned a bachelor's degree from Lincoln University, a historically-black university in Pennsylvania, in 1964. He then earned two master's degrees from Hampton University in Virginia in 1966 and a doctorate in 1972 from the University of Delaware. He joined the Savannah State faculty in 1981 as dean of the School of Humanities there.
- Sickler, Linda (July 7, 2015), "Savannah educator and arts luminary Dr. Ja A. Jahannes dies at 72", Savannah Morning News.
- Jones, Emily (July 6, 2015), "Savannah Writer, Educator Ja Jahannes Dies At 72", GPB News, Georgia Public Broadcasting.
- Hill, Anthony D.; Barnett, Douglas Q. (2009), "Jahannes, J. Arthur", The A to Z of African American Theater, The A to Z Guide Series, 111, Scarecrow Press, p. 270, ISBN 9780810870611.