Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the Passing of Atlanta Braves Legend Henry “Hank” Aaron 

Jan 22, 2021

Hank Aaron

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nikema Williams issued the following statement after the passing of Atlanta Braves great Henry “Hank” Aaron:

“It is a sad day for the Fifth Congressional District, the state of Georgia and the entire country,” said Rep. Nikema Williams. “As a baseball legend, trailblazer, and voice for civil rights, Hank Aaron, was a model of grit, hard work, and perseverance – not just to our state, but to the world.  

“This loss is very personal for me.  A native Alabamian –  like myself – rising in the Negro League to later become an Atlanta Braves legend, Hank inspired generations of Americans to strive for excellence and stand against hate and racism. My sincere condolences to his wife Billye, his children, his sister Alfredia Scott and brother-in-law Congressman David Scott and all who loved him. His absence will be felt in our community.” 

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