Nov. 7 is now Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Day in Atlanta. To honor his contributions to the people of Atlanta and the state as a whole, the Atlanta City Council has declared Nov. 7 as Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Day in honor of 100 Black Men of America chairman Tommy Dortch. For over 50 years, Dortch’s contributions to the city’s economic, educational and youth initiatives have helped advance equality for African Americans and have made Atlanta the city it is today.

“It was a phenomenal day,” Dortch said. “I was moved to feel the love from so many friends.”  Even as Dortch faces a challenging battle with cancer, he is still focusing on investing his energy in the people of the capital city. Click the link to read more:

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