Rashad Richey’s Plight for Justice in Camilla, GA

January 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm

Just an hour away from Tallahassee is the small town of Camilla, Ga; where the tree-lined streets and old town country charm makes you feel instantly welcomed. Unfortunately, you are quickly thrust into reality when you discover the town’s dirty little secret of bigotry, racism, economic discrimination and segregation.

In Camilla, 77% of the population is African American, which would make one wonder, why there is no minority representation in any top ranking positions. Why the highest paid employee is a meter maid. Why there are no African Americans on the police force and why the local cemetery is still segregated with a fence separating blacks from whites.  

Just recently Rufus Davis made history as the first black man to be elected mayor in the small town. However, that victory was short lived when he received strong opposition from the city council and city manager; resulting in him being denied a request for keys to city hall.

Knowing he needed real help, Mayor Davis called the realest man in radio, WAOK’s on-air personality Rashad Richey, host of Keeping it Real; to help expose this town and demand justice for Mayor Rufus Davis.

Watch the video below for the full interview with Rashad Richey and Mayor Rufus Davis.

On January 16th, 2018, Rashad Richey gathered together a caravan of community activist, along with over 20 lawyers and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and headed down to Camilla Ga. There to serve suit against the city and demand justice for the newly elected mayor Rufus Davis and the 77% of African American population in Camilla Ga.