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Phillip Tutor: Black Annistonians and the City Council

Dr. Gordon Rodgers Jr.

Anniston dentist Dr. Gordon Rodgers Jr. attends to a patient at his office in 1976.

Fifty-one years ago, an Anniston dentist who had tried to become the city’s police commissioner — and failed — gave politics another go. Whether persistent or stubborn, he this time sought a City Council seat.

Gordon Rodgers Jr., though, was Black.

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