Alyssa Pointer
Multimedia Journalist

Georgia First Lady Mary Kemp (from left), Gov. Brian Kemp, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and State Rep. Calvin Smyre receive the body of Rep. John Lewis as it is carried into the state capitol. On the fifth day of the “Celebration of Life” for Rep. John Lewis, Lewis’s body and and family members returned to Georgia for ceremonies at the State Capitol where he will also lie in state until his funeral on Thursday. Alyssa Pointer / alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

12/03/2020 —  Carrollton, Georgia —  Tanner Health System Hospital nurse Arielle [last name withheld] puts on gloves to complete her PPE ensemble as she prepares to enter a COVID-19 patients room on the Covid-19 isolation floor at Tanner Health System Hos

Tanner Health System Hospital nurse Arielle [last name withheld] puts on gloves to complete her PPE ensemble as she prepares to enter a COVID-19 patients room on the Covid-19 isolation floor at Tanner Health System Hospital in Carrollton Thursday, December 3, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

07/24/2020 - Augusta, Georgia - Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, sits for a portrait at Pendleton King Park in Augusta, Friday, July 24, 2020. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot while jogging in a neighborhood near Brunswick.

Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, sits for a portrait at Pendleton King Park in Augusta, Friday, July 24, 2020. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot while jogging in a neighborhood near Brunswick. Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64 are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

10/5/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - Clarkdale Elementary School wait at a social distance as they prepare to board their school busses after school in Austell, Monday, October 5, 2020. Cobb County schools, the state’s second largest district with about 112,000

Clarkdale Elementary School wait at a social distance as they prepare to board their school busses after school in Austell, Monday, October 5, 2020. Cobb County schools, the state’s second largest district with about 112,000 students, will begin the first phase of its reopening plan on Monday, Oct. 5. The district will reopen classes to students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and kindergarten through 12th grade special education students. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

A young woman is pinned to the ground Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, as she is arrested by Georgia State Troopers in front of the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta. Demonstrators received a three-minute warning before arrests took place. (Alyssa Point
A young woman is pinned to the ground Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, as she is arrested by Georgia State Troopers in front of the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta. Demonstrators received a three-minute warning before arrests took place. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)
11/02/2020 —  Atlanta, Georgia — Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., stroll during a Biden-Harris rally in Atlanta’s Summerhill community, Monday, November 2, 2020. Democratic Vice President candidate Kamala Harris is a member of the Alpha Kap

Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., stroll during a Biden-Harris rally in Atlanta’s Summerhill community, Monday, November 2, 2020. Democratic Vice President candidate Kamala Harris is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., sorority. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

10/16/2020 -Macon, Georgia - Members of the crowd cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Friday, October 16, 2020.  (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Members of the crowd cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Friday, October 16, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

12/21/2020 — Columbus, Georgia — Retired Army Veteran Lisa Strange (right) cheers as Georgia U.S. Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff finishes a speech during a car rally in Columbus, Georgia, Monday, December 21, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@a

 Retired Army Veteran Lisa Strange (right) cheers as Georgia U.S. Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff finishes a speech during a car rally in Columbus, Georgia, Monday, December 21, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

09/09/2020 - Roswell, Georgia - Turner Beeson (right) sneaks in the background as his mother, Sarah Beeson, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 56, prepares for a virtual campaign event at their residence in Roswell, Thursday, September 10, 202

 Turner Beeson (right) sneaks in the background as his mother, Sarah Beeson, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 56, prepares for a virtual campaign event at their residence in Roswell, Thursday, September 10, 2020. Tuner usually spends time in the basement with his father and his little brother while Sarah is participating in virtual campaign events at night. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

07/26/2020 - Selma, Alabama - Rose petals are placed on the ground along the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the anticipation of the last crossing of Rep. John Lewis during a farewell ceremonial crossing in Selma, Sunday, July 26, 2020. A man placing the roses s

Rose petals are placed on the ground along the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the anticipation of the last crossing of Rep. John Lewis during a farewell ceremonial crossing in Selma, Sunday, July 26, 2020. A man placing the roses said they represented the blood that was shed on the bridge during “Bloody Sunday.” (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

06/01/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia  - Georgia State Patrolmen try and coral a group of protestors after they managed to gain access to the downton connector during the fourth day of protests in Atlanta, Monday, June 1, 2020. The protestors were on Interstate 7

Georgia State Patrolmen try and coral a group of protestors after they managed to gain access to the downton connector during the fourth day of protests in Atlanta, Monday, June 1, 2020. The protestors were on Interstate 75/85 heading North. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

09/18/2020- Roswell, Georgia - Linda McCall, 68, stands near a motorized wheelchair that she fought to obtain for her husband, U.S. Army Veteran Ralph McCall, at her residence in Roswell, Friday, September 18, 2020. “If we could get him back somewhere in

Linda McCall, 68, stands near a motorized wheelchair that she fought to obtain for her husband, U.S. Army Veteran Ralph McCall, at her residence in Roswell, Friday, September 18, 2020. “If we could get him back somewhere in Atlanta that would be wonderful,” says Linda. Linda says she worked for two years to get her husband a new motorized wheelchair after the one he used at the Decatur Veterans Administration Hospital started showing signs of wear. Due to his recent and sudden move from the Decatur Veterans Administration Hospital to the Dublin Veterans Administration hospital, Ralph has never been able to use the new chair. For now, the new and improved chair sits in her living room. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

10/27/2020 - Democratic Presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is followed by Secret Service Agents as he leaves a rally at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Warm Springs, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. MANDATORY CREDIT: ALYSSA POINTER / THE ATLA

Democratic Presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is followed by Secret Service Agents as he leaves a rally at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Warm Springs, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. MANDATORY CREDIT: ALYSSA POINTER / THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

06/23/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - Tomika Miller is escorted to her vehicle following the funeral of her late husband, Rayshard Brooks, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn community, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@A

Tomika Miller is escorted to her vehicle following the funeral of her late husband, Rayshard Brooks, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn community, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

05/31/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia  - A woman chants as she holds a sign referring to her peaceful protest with respect for Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms during a march down Spring Street NW during the third day fo protest in Atlanta, Sunday, May 31, 20

A woman chants as she holds a sign referring to her peaceful protest with respect for Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms during a march down Spring Street NW during the third day fo protest in Atlanta, Sunday, May 31, 2020. A group of at least 100 protesters peacefully walked from Centennial Olympic Park to the 17th street bridge in Midtown Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

10/27/2020 - A Joe Biden for President political flag is displayed on a trailer in Moreland, Georgia, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

A Joe Biden for President political flag is displayed on a trailer in Moreland, Georgia, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones crowd surfs during a President Donald Trump rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Friday, October 16, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Protestors from both sides fight over a Confederate flag as several far-right groups, including militias and white supremacists, rally Saturday in the town of Stone Mountain, and a broad coalition of leftist anti-racist groups organized a counter-demonstration there after local authorities closed Stone Mountain park. Alyssa Pointer / alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

07/15/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - Family and friends of Secoriea Turner present more than a dozen floral arrangements as Secoriea’s coffin is carried toward he hearse following her home-going service at New Calvary Missionary Church in Atlanta’s Sylvan Hill

Family and friends of Secoriea Turner present more than a dozen floral arrangements as Secoriea’s coffin is carried toward he hearse following her home-going service at New Calvary Missionary Church in Atlanta’s Sylvan Hills community, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Former President Barack Obama addresses the service. On the sixth day of the “Celebration of Life” for Rep. John Lewis, his funeral is held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, with burial to follow. Alyssa Pointer / alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

11/25/2020 —  Atlanta, Georgia — A Fulton County elections workers prepares absentee ballots for counting during the county’s second recount of Presidential Election Day ballots at the Georgia World Congress Center, Tuesday, November 25, 2020. This is the

A Fulton County elections workers prepares absentee ballots for counting during the county’s second recount of Presidential Election Day ballots at the Georgia World Congress Center, Tuesday, November 25, 2020. This is the third tally of votes in a race decided by the narrowest of margins — Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump by just 12,670 votes out of some 5 million ballots cast in Georgia (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

05/29/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - An Atlanta Police Department patrol car is engulfed in flames after demonstrators set it ablaze and destroyed other patrol cars outside of the CNN Center in Atlanta, Friday, May 29, 2020. Following a peaceful march to the G

An Atlanta Police Department patrol car is engulfed in flames after demonstrators set it ablaze and destroyed other patrol cars outside of the CNN Center in Atlanta, Friday, May 29, 2020. Following a peaceful march to the Georgia State Capitol to protest racial injustice and police brutality, demonstrators returned to the area around Centennial Olympic Park and CNN center and clashed with police. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

03/09/2020 -- East Point, Georgia -- A student waits at the front entrance at Woodland Middle School in East Point, Monday, March 9, 2020. The Fulton County School system has decided to close schools on Tuesday after a teacher tested positive with the cor

 A student waits at the front entrance at Woodland Middle School in East Point, Monday, March 9, 2020. The Fulton County School system has decided to close schools on Tuesday after a teacher tested positive with the coronavirus. The teacher was at Woodland Middle school on Friday. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

07/15/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - Charmaine Turner, center, mother of Secoriea Turner, is surrounded by her sons and Secoriea’s father, Secoriey Williamson, second from left, as she becomes emotional while reciting a poem during the home-going service for S

Charmaine Turner, center, mother of Secoriea Turner, is surrounded by her sons and Secoriea’s father, Secoriey Williamson, second from left, as she becomes emotional while reciting a poem during the home-going service for Secoriea at New Calvary Missionary Church in Atlanta’s Sylvan Hills community, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. On July 4, 8-year-old Secoriea was shot dead by armed civilians who had commandeered a street in Atlanta’s Peoplestown community. She was one of five individuals who were killed over the Independence Day Weekend in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

08/06/2020 - Sparta, Georgia - Hancock County Public School students carry their lunches back to their house after being delivered by school bus in Sparta, Thursday, August 6, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Hancock County Public School students carry their lunches back to their house after being delivered by school bus in Sparta, Thursday, August 6, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Rev. Jill Henning sits in her bedroom as she discusses her journey with being diagnosed, twice, with metastatic triple negative breast cancer, at home in Grayson, Georgia, on October 21, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Rev. Jill Henning sits in her bedroom as she discusses her journey with being diagnosed, twice, with metastatic triple negative breast cancer, at home in Grayson, Georgia, on October 21, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

12/14/2020 —  Atlanta, Georgia —  Fulton County residents wait in line to cast their ballots during early voting at the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center near the Westhaven neighborhood in Atlanta, Monday, December 14, 2020.  (Alyssa Pointer /

Fulton County residents wait in line to cast their ballots during early voting at the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center near the Westhaven neighborhood in Atlanta, Monday, December 14, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

12/17/2020 — Atlanta, Georgia —  April Lamar, 51, stands for a portrait near her home in Atlanta’s Grove Park community, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, Lamar is months behind on rent, despite rec

April Lamar, 51, stands for a portrait near her home in Atlanta’s Grove Park community, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, Lamar is months behind on rent, despite receiving funds from the government for housing assistance. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

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