On this date in 1992, former Georgia Congressman Charles Weltner passed away. He was an Atlanta lawyer and a vocal opponent of racial violence following the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. He was eelcted to serve in Georgia’s 5th congressional district in 1962 and was the first white Southern politican to condemn the 1963 Birmingham church bombings. He also resigned from Congress and distanced himself from the Georgia Democratic Party when it was demanded he support Lester Maddox for Governor. He also spent time on the Georgia Supreme Court and earned a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award.
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