Lay In State

Flags were ordered flown at half staff as former State Senator Leroy Johnson is remembered in Georgia

Fmr Sen Leroy Johnson 1st Elected Black to Lie in State at GA Capitol

Democrats and Republicans put aside their differences to honor a political trailblazer in Georgia. Former Senator Leroy Johnson served in the Georgia State Senate from 1963 to 1975, making him the first black state senator to be elected to the legislature after reconstruction. No African Americans...
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