The Jurisdiction of Georgia, along with the entire United States, are saddened at the passing of trailblazers for civil, voters rights and equal justice for all – Honorable John R. Lewis (Congressman of GA – 5th Congressional District) and Attorney C. T. Vivian (Voters’ Rights Advocate) …true giants and fathers of the movement for equality along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Both are recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor presented by the President of the United States. They both passed on Friday, July 17, 2020. The world mourns their passing. Georgia – a powerful Legacy of Black History.