- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Leroy Johnson
- Atlanta, Ga. : Collection of portraits of former governors of Georgia, Second Floor, Georgia Capitol.
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- Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta
African American lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta
African American politicians--Georgia--Atlanta
African American men--Georgia--Atlanta
African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta
African American legislators--Georgia
- Johnson, Leroy, 1928-
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- paintings (visual works)
- Leroy Johnson desegregated the Georgia General Assembly when he won his seat in 1962 and went on to become one of Georgia's most powerful state senators. During his tenure, Johnson revised the literacy test for voting rights, making voting more accessible to all citizens of Georgia.
Image of a portrait of Leroy Johnson. Johnson is depicted sitting in a blue armchair wearing a suit and red tie.
Johnson, a prominent attorney, was an advisor to Atlanta, Georgia's civil rights movement in the 1960s. In 1962 he won a state senate seat, becoming the first African American to be elected to the Georgia General Assembly since the end of the Reconstruction era.
The original painting is housed on the second floor of the Georgia Capitol Building, Atlanta, Georgia.
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