Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Rome, GA, 1971. African American leaders in Rome worked with the Board of Commissioners, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Education in Rome, seeking to resolve grievances in the African American community.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a civil rights demonstration as well as a press conference with Ben Lucas, chair of the Board of Commissioners, in Rome, Georgia, 1971 September 15 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Ben Lucas, Board of Commissioners chair and an African American man discussing African American grievances in Rome, Georgia, 1971 September 2 (News)