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Newnan leader improving after fall


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  • Jan. 23, 2023 - 1:39 PM

Newnan leader improving after fall

The Newnan Times-Herald

By Cheri Pruitt-Bonner / cheri@newnan.com

Civil rights leader Clarence (C-Bo) Boahannon is recovering in Grady Hospital from a brain bleed after falling last week.

C-Bo is currently recovering in a regular room after being in the ICU. Sister Kimberly Bohannon says that he is talking and alert. However, his brain has some swelling.

“We thank everyone for their concerns and prayers,” said Kimberly.

Kimberly said the family values their privacy now as concerned individuals have invaded their space to understand C-Bo’s current state.

C-Bo has worked with Newnan youth and organizations for decades in removing segregation from public organizations. He was also grand marshal at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration.

C-Bo was working on making new music highlighting the history of Black American efforts to reestablish equality. In addition, he remains active in Coweta County school meetings and training the next generation of nonviolent leaders.