Chocolate-Covered former Minority Leader of The GEORGIA House of Representatives STACEY ABRAMS is poised to very possibly become the real-life QUEEN Of The SOUTH!!!
If the also former DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY For ATLANTA can turn the BLOODY RED state of GEORGIA into a nice shade of BLUE, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Stacey Abrams could become elected GOVERNOR Of GEORGIA, making her the FIRST BLACK WOMAN GOVERNOR In The HISTORY Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA.
TIME Journalist MOLLY BALL documents The RISE Of STACEY ABRAMS, asks the question, Can STACEY ABRAMS Make HISTORY?, and provides the complexly-simple response, If SHE Can TURN GEORGIA BLUE.
Stacey Abrams is the cover story of a special issue on the AMERICAN SOUTH entitled THE SOUTH ISSUE for TIME Magazine.
People tend to remember the first time they heard @staceyabrams speak, and it’s easy to see why. On a Friday afternoon in May, the Democratic nominee for governor of #Georgia is at a union hall in Augusta, telling a story about her father, a college-educated black man who was relegated by his race to working at a shipyard in southern Mississippi in the 1970s. The family had one car, so Robert Abrams would sometimes hitchhike home in the middle of the night. When he didn’t come home one time, the rest of the family set out to pick him up and found him half-frozen by the side of the road, having given his coat to a homeless man. They asked why he would do such a thing. And Robert said, “Because I knew you were coming for me.” You can hear scattered sniffles in the union hall as his daughter pauses. Then she roars: “I am coming for you, Georgia! Help me get there!” This kind of moment is one reason why Abrams, 44, has a chance to become America’s first black female governor. “I know talent when I see it,” says @valeriebjarrett, a former top adviser to @barackobama, who tells TIME she sees the same kind of “unusual” skills in Abrams. Whether Abrams can win is another matter. Georgia has grown purpler as its demographics shift, and November could bring a national Democratic wave driven by women and people of color. Abrams will benefit from a well-funded campaign and a divisive opponent, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp. But in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic governor in two decades, Abrams remains an #underdog. If she can pull it off, the implications would be profound, not just for Georgia but for the whole region and potentially the nation. Read more on TIME.com. Photograph by @akasharabut for TIME; animation by @brobeldesign