Herman J. Russell laid to rest as civil rights icons pay final respects in Atlanta


One of America’s most influential business icons was laid to rest on Nov. 22. The celebration of life service for Herman J. Russell took place at St. Philip AME Church. Family members, friends, and several civil rights icons were in attendance to pay their final respects to Russell.

Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Vernon Jordan, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed were all in attendance to give a farewell to a man who helped shape Atlanta while providing funding for the Civil Rights Movement and other black businesses.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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