Mayor issues challenge: Buy Douglass House, city will pay rent

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Sometimes, all it takes is a simple meeting.

Saturday morning, the capital campaign to save the Douglass House in downtown Macon began.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert sparked the Douglass House issue when he issued a challenge.

If the community found a way to buy the house, he would put the Office of Small Business Affairs there and pay the rent.

About 30 people met at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where panelists spoke about different issues in the community.

“And it’s very important to save the Douglass House because of what Charles Henry Douglass means to this city. And so we want to say to the community that we need your support,” said forum host George Fadil Muhammad.

“The real message is that we need to get out and vote and have more community participation from black citizens,” said panelist Leroy Thomas.

Panelists included Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, State Rep. James Beverly, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Attorney Emory Christian, Reverend Fidal Mohammed and Leroy Thomas.

For more information about the campaign, contact Eddie King at 478-744-2285.


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