Susie King Taylor, Army's first Black nurse, could replace John C. Calhoun in Savannah

It was a few minutes past 3 p.m. when Savannah leaders finally confronted the question that has loomed over the Southern city for years: Should Joh...

November 25, 2022
6:26 PM

It was a few minutes past 3 p.m. when Savannah leaders finally confronted the question that has loomed over the Southern city for years: Should John C. Calhoun stay or go?The South Carolina statesman had no known ties to Georgia, or to its oldest city. Yet, following his death in 1850, Savannah quickly moved to honor the man who was twice a U.S. vice president, once a secretary of war, and a steadfast supporter of slavery. He went so far as to call it a "positive good."Within minutes, Calhoun's fate was decided.

Caitlin Byrd