Georgia's black elected officials will be meeting in Savannah this weekend. The meeting kicks off with a news conference this afternoon. The indictment of Rep. Tyrone Brooks overshadows the group's annual get-together. Brooks has led the more than 1,000-member Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials for 20 years.
A group of volunteers is re-enacting an unsolved 1946 lynching Saturday afternoon. Four people and an unborn baby died at the lynching at Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Oconee-Walton county line in northeast Georgia. Black leaders want state and federal investigators to focus on solving the 65-year-old crime.
Georgia's black elected officials are hoping the Republican-dominated state legislature won't target some of their members in the upcoming special session on redistricting. The Georgia Association of Black Elected officials is holding workshops on the once-a-decade process of re-drawing political boundaries at their annual meeting in Savannah this weekend. South Georgia lawmakers are of special concern.