Candidates Deny Backing Racist Flyer | Georgia Public Broadcasting

15
Oct

Candidates Deny Backing Racist Flyer | Georgia Public Broadcasting

MACON, Ga. —An anonymous flyer urging support for African American candidates in Tuesday’s Macon-Bibb special election run-off characterizes black supporters of white candidates as “sellout Plantation Nigras.”

The document, obtained by Telegraph of Macon editorial page editor Charles Richardson, is a typical “Sunday surprise,” Richardson said. That is, a piece of racially inflammatory campaign material distributed around African American churches the Sunday before an election.

“Generally they hit on a Sunday because you don’t have time to respond to them. It makes certain charges that, by the Tuesday election, you can’t refute,” Richardson said.

The flyer urges voters to support former Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis in his bid for the new position of Macon-Bibb County mayor, current Macon City Councilor Henry Ficklin in his campaign for the consolidated Macon-Bibb commission, and former Macon Finance Director Adah Roberts who is also seeking a commission seat.

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