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Liberty Plaza

Marchers envelop Atlanta’s streets until they are blocked out of state’s ‘Liberty’ Plaza

Atlanta is a city known for peaceful protests and a commitment to civil and human rights.

As evidence of Atlanta’s legacy, Saturday’s March for Social Justice and Women attracted more than 63,000 people to walk from the Center for Civil and Human Rights to the State Capitol.

The peaceful spirit for a more inclusive society was in full force – until the marchers arrived at the State Capitol.

Head of the class? What Georgia can learn about using marijuana to improve education

The reception I’ve received from well-wishers welcoming me back to TSR (Uh-huh, that’s what I’m calling the SaportaReport from now on) has been flattering, as well as humbling. My sincere thanks to everyone who has posted a message on this website, texted, tweeted, emailed or called me with their congratulations on my admittedly wayward return to journalism. I truly appreciate your support and I’ll do my best not to screw this up.

While all that goodwill is still fresh on my mind, I wanted to highlight the comments of Shirley Franklin who is not only the former Mayor of Atlanta, but also a whip-smart policy wonk and all-around good egg.