Legislation To Rename Atlanta Post Office After Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Moves Forward
A bill has been passed by the Senate to rename Atlanta’s central post office after John Lewis.
Introduced by Congresswoman Nikema Williams, the legislation calls for the post office located at 3900 Crown Road SW to be named the John R. Lewis Post Office Building. The bill was co-led by Congressman Buddy Carter and the Senate companion legislation was proposed by Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock.
The bill will head to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. News about the post office renaming comes a year after a statue of Rep. Lewis was unveiled in Vine City.