Sat., May 11, 2013 2:00pm (EDT)

1st Black Woman Named To Civil War Commission
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
House Speaker David Ralston selected Inger Eberhart to serve on Georgia's Civil War Commission.  (Photo courtesy:  Frank Kovalchek via flickr)
House Speaker David Ralston selected Inger Eberhart to serve on Georgia's Civil War Commission. (Photo courtesy: Frank Kovalchek via flickr)
The first black woman has been appointed to serve on Georgia's Civil War Commission.

House Speaker David Ralston on Friday selected Inger Eberhart for the post.

The Acworth resident currently serves on the staff of Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell. She is on the board of advisers of the Dustin Inman Society, which advocates for stricter enforcement of state and federal laws related to immigration.