Georgia’s Hateful Heritage

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signing Voter Suppression bill into law at his office hearth beneath plantation portrait and Georgia’s state flag modeled after the national flag of the Confederacy (Photo: Office of Gov. Brian Kemp)

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp posted the above photo to his Twitter feed, upon signing his state legislature’s new voter suppression bill into law on Thursday, March 25.

Among the elements that jump out of that photo is the plantation portrait hanging above the Georgia Governor’s office hearth. Flanking the hearth are the flags of the United States and the State of Georgia.

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Barry Dredze

Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.