January 10, 1967

On January 10, 1967, Lester “Axe Handle” Maddox was inaugurated as the Governor of Georgia. I would like to say he was the last racist governor elected in Georgia, but I can’t. Sonny “Good Ol’ Boy” Perdue was elected in 2002 and Brian “Shotgun-Covid” Kemp was elected in 2018. Although on January 5, 2021, Georgia did elect its first black Senator, Raphael Warnock, so the voters of Georgia have shown some progress.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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