Rally for Mayoral Campaign Includes ‘Blacks-Only’ Racist Ban

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Signs posted on the doors of the Bolten Street Baptist Church as seen during a meeting coordinated to garner support for one black candidate in Savannah's mayoral race reveal the racist nature of the gathering. (AP photo)

The Daily Mail – Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending – unless they were African-American.

The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city’s black community behind a single candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 election. Signs at the door said: ‘Black Press Only!’

White reporters were denied entry, while at least two black reporters and the publisher of a local African-American newspaper were allowed inside, the Savannah Morning News reported.

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