Councilman Bo Almond and his wife Sarah were among several black leaders from across the state who gathered in Macon recently for the (GABEO) Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials Fall Conference.
The theme for this year was “Turn Out the Vote.”
The event was held at the historic Mt. Olive Baptist Church, which played a huge role in the Macon’s bus boycott during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
High profile speakers, such as Andrew Young, who served as a U.N. Ambassador and Congressman and Mayor of Atlanta, Dr. Joseph Lowery, a Civil Rights leader who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and also delivered the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, Dr. Charles Steele, SCLC-CEO, GA State Rep.
Tyrone Brooks and several others spoke during the conference.