The bothered Pat Quigley, a white resident who grew up in a segregated Georgia town. “I said, wait a minute,” he said. “We don’t need any railroad tracks, either in perception or reality.”
Quigley, who is white, later met with Sawyer. They and like-minded men started Bridges Peachtree Corners.
The group has sponsored public service projects and community meetings. But its fundamental goal is simple: To talk, to know each other, to befriend people who don’t look like them.
“We are Christian men that want to be intentional about developing relationships,” said Bishop D.A. Williams, a black pastor at Salvation and Deliverance Church in Peachtree Corners.
You can learn more about Bridges Peachtree Corners here. You can read more about similar efforts in Lilburn here.