Herman Lodge

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Herman Lodge (d. 2005) was president of the Burke County Improvement Association in Waynesboro, Georgia, and a county commissioner. Lodge filed several landmark voting rights cases during the 1970′s and 1980′s, including Lodge v. Buxton and Lodge v. Rogers. In 1982 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, expanding the Justice Department’s authority in redistricting cases. That year, Lodge and another black candidate were elected to the county board of commissioners. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, November 6, 1992. Note: The transcript below is not synchronized with the video.

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