Georgia mayor fed up with segregation in his small town, takes it to the grave

Camilla Mayor Rufus Davis and community members protest what they call a segregated cemetery. Mayor Davis says the fence behind them separates where blacks and whites are buried. — Alexandria Ikomoni (@AlexandriaWfxl) December 15, 2017 Mayor Rufus Davis has retained attorney Benjamin Crump to desegregate a city-owned cemetery in Camilla, Georgia. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Crump issued a […]

Segregation in Georgia is still alive, even for the dead

Mayor Rufus Davis of Camilla, Georgia, has retained national civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent him in an ongoing feud with city officials to end “segregationist practices.” Davis, who was elected mayor in 2015, governs a city with a total racial composition of 69 percent Black, according to a 2015 Census. Despite the high […]