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County votes on naming policy

November 10, 2002

Albany- Civil Rights leader Johnnie Johnson's son, Yaz, tried several times to get the county to name the new Center Square Government Complex after his father.

His request was denied and split commissioners along racial lines. Those against the naming said the commission has an unwritten policy not to name county buildings after people.

Monday, the commission will discuss officially putting that policy on paper.

"I hope it doesn't pass because you may have other great people to come in right behind my father, or that have done such significant works here in the city and county that need to be recognized, black or white," says Yaz Johnson

Yaz plans to continue the fight to honor his father. He will present his case to the City Commission at their next meeting.

Posted at 5:55 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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