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My mentor John Lewis was the embodiment of Jewish values

ATLANTA (JTA) — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Rep. John Lewis never ran from challenge or controversy, but he confronted injustice and intolerance wherever he found it. His life is…

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The Eaves Drop

The Eaves Drop was founded in 2020 by Dr. John Eaves, the former Chairman of Fulton County Government in Atlanta, Georgia, former Congressional Candidate for the 7th District of Georgia, and current Adjunct Instructor of Political Science at Spelman College. Dr. John Eaves has a unique perspective in the discourse of the United States political…

A Personal Bridge Between Blacks, Jews

Fulton County Chairman John Eaves explains how he has lived in two worlds. I am an oddity: I am both African-American and Jewish. This dual identity has shaped my life and worldview. Even though the African-American community and the Jewish community have had some historical collaborations, such as those during the civil rights movement, these…

From Jamaica to Judaism

Reposted from the Atlanta Jewish Times https://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/from-jamaica-to-judaism/ Fulton County Chairman John Eaves’s Personal Journey Towards Faith John Eaves, seven year chairman of the Fulton Country Board of Commission, says that his story starts long before his work here in Fulton. A hundred years ago, in 1913, Cecil Reginald Eaves, Chairman Eaves’ grandfather, immigrated to New…

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