ON APRIL 2, 2021 Daniel Blackman was named Executive Committee Chair of the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter.
King’s home state of Georgia was under the national spotlight in 2021 after Rev. Raphael Warnock became its first Black U.S. Senator. At the same time, another Peach State leader, Daniel Blackman, has picked up the baton to continue the fight for civil rights in the spirit of Dr. King.
WHEN GEORGIA VOTERS cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate runoffs, with Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock facing off against Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, they’ll also be weighing in on another statewide contest that had no clear winner on November 3: public service commissioner.
Daniel Blackman is the first black person to run for office in Forsyth County, site of a bloody racial cleansing in 1912. The most controversial candidate on the ballot in my native Forsyth County, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Atlanta, is not Donald Trump. It’s Daniel Blackman, a Democrat running for the state senate, who is notable simply for being on the ballot at all.