Some of the panelists and guests at the first Georgia Black Conservative Summit Thurs., Jan. 26, 2012, at the Georgia Capitol, from left: Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart; event co-coordinator and 5th District director of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women Lelia Mack-Hagood; Georgia 8th Congressional District Republican Party Chair Vivian Childs; Dr. Tim Johnson, chairman and founder of The Frederick Douglass Foundation; the session moderator Peri Similien vice president of The Conservative Alliance; the Honorable Justice Harold Melton; and Gregory Wilborn, a member of The Conservative Alliance of Georgia. (Melvin Everson, Executive Director of the Deal Administration’s state EEOC Commission, had just stepped away).
Credit Janita Poe context
More than 50 people attended the first Georgia Black Conservative Summit Thursday at Georgia’s Capitol.
Here are scenes from the event, which included presentations and short addresses from a range of conservative and Republican leaders including Vivian Childs, the first African-American elected chair of the Georgia Republican Party’s 8th Congressional District.
Stay tuned to Cascade Patch for more on the summit and the event’s organizer, The Conservative Alliance, established a year ago by Republican and conservative African-Americans in the metro area.
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