Georgia senator: ‘Recognize the hurt’ of Black Savannahians and rename Talmadge Bride

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This is an op-ed by Georgia Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah).

The time has come for us to rename the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah. It is also time for us to put aside our old thoughts and embrace the future with honor and remembrance of our roads, highways, and bridges. 

To that end, I recently introduced Senate Resolution 126, legislation that would rename the landmark span the John R. Lewis Memorial Bridge. The legislation is simple. The effort will be the struggle, but as one of the longest serving African-American senators in the General Assembly, it is nothing I haven’t faced before.

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