Johnson has begun a rough outline of his memoirs, which he says will document as accurately as he can research Savannah’s history and the life he lived here.
He plans to call it “The Journey: From N——- to Mr. Mayor.”
Some have advised he needs to change the title. It’s too inflammatory, they have told him.
He’s not planning a revision.
“I’m sorry, but I’ve been called ‘N——-’ a lot in my life,” he said. “Now I’m called Mr. Mayor, but I know when I make a decision people disagree with, I’m ‘N——-.’ I have no illusions about the world I live in.”