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 …

Savannah state senator pushes to rename Talmadge Bridge for Rep. John Lewis

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After years of discussion and debate, one of Savannah’s most recognizable landmarks, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, could finally be getting a new name. A resolution introduced in the Georgia General Assembly this week proposes dedicating the bridge in the memory of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis as the John Lewis Freedom Bridge.  Noting Lewis’s lifelong commitment to civil rights, racial …