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Velshi: from Gen. Sherman’s march to the slow march for change


It has been 156 years since General William Tecumseh Sherman and 60,000 Union soldiers had made their way through Georgia on a march that ended in Savannah and marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War. With roughly two weeks until the Georgia runoff election, one of Savannah’s own, Reverend Raphael Warnock, has the chance to make history by becoming Georgia’s first African American senator, and only the 11th Black Senator in American history. Racial progress has been slow in Georgia but now in just two weeks, a Black man from Savannah may be a United States Senator, marking another chapter in this city's remarkable history.