No White Reporters allowed in mayoral election meeting

"No media (T.V. Radio, etc.) Black Press Only!" read a sign posted on the door of Bolton Street Baptist Church. Organizers of a meeting about an upcoming mayoral election asked that only black journalists cover the event at a church in Savannah, Georgia.

Local news papers reporter that white reporters were barred from entering the event while multiple black reporters were permitted to enter.

Video published by local TV station WJCL shows a journalist confronting a candidate for mayor who attended the meeting.

Van Johnson, one of multiple black mayoral candidates to have announced a campaign for the November election, is told by a reporter that he was denied entrance to the meeting.

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