"The 5:44" with Denis O'Hayer
7:26 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

President of Association of Black Elected Officials Supports Slavery Resolution from GOP Senator

Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials
Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials
Credit Georgia General Assembly

  For years, African-American lawmakers in Georgia tried, without success, to pass resolutions in which the state government apologized for its involvement in slavery.  This year, there's a new proposal, but this one comes from a white Republican State Senator, Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville).  WABE's Denis O'Hayer got reaction to the latest resolution--and its language--from Atlanta Democratic State Representative Tyrone Brooks, president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.