Around the South for
May 6: GA, NC/AL & KY
Georgia: Lewis discusses Baltimore: US Rep. John Lewis (D), a veteran of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, told the Daily Caller, “Before we went on any protest, whether it was sit-ins or the freedom rises or any march … we were disciplined. We were committed to the way of peace – the way of non-violence.” He also said, “It was gratifying … to see the mother chasing down her son and taking the hood off his head and I would have loved to have heard the words she was using.” ……. North Carolina/Alabama: Two US Reps. form bipartisan group to help HBCUs. US Reps. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL) are chairing a newly formed Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus. Other Southern members of the House of both parties and both races are among the 37-member group ……. Kentucky: Governor gets Derby tickets. Every year the folks at Churchill Downs set aside 360 of the scarce-as-hen’s-teeth tickets to the Kentucky Derby for purchase by the governor’s office. Beshear’s spokesman told the Courier-Journal the tickets are used “to promote Kentuckyto potential businesses and investors.” A Derby spokesman said the tickets “provide a wonderful economic development opportunity.” …….