Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in Georgia‘s extremely close and expensive Senate runoffs, according to the Associated Press. The AP tally as of early Wednesday, with 98 percent of results in, had Warnock at 50.6 percent and 2,227,296 votes.
Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized but is expected to be released Sunday, his spokeswoman says.
A 19-year-old in Georgia became the youngest eligible woman ever to run for office in Georgia after she won a legal battle on Thursday to compete in a local city council race.
The FBI is investigating four fires that occurred at predominantly black churches in the South in recent days, reports BuzzFeed. A spokesperson confirmed that the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working together with local authorities to investigate the culprits and their motives.
State and federal officials are investigating the hanging death of a black man whose body was discovered Monday morning roughly 70 miles east of Atlanta in Greene County, Georgia.
With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till.