Word: Colorful speeches
Itâ€™s not spoken about much, but there are concerns that we will lose, as African-Americans, our political base, which has largely been the city of Atlanta for major leadership within the state.
— Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, speaking on June 1 at a symposium on income disparity in cities at The New School in New York
The efforts of Martin and Coretta King, Hosea Williams, Maynard Jackson and many others will be lost.
— Franklin, in a radio ad last fall supporting John Eaves, a black Democratic candidate for Fulton County Commission Chairman
If you think fighting off dogs and water hoses in the â€™60s was bad, imagine if we sit idly by and let the right-wing Republicans take control of the Fulton County Commission.
— Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the same ad. Eaves won.