Dylan Glenn: Young, G.O.P. and Black

The well-backed candidacy of Dylan Glenn challenges ideas about race and politics

In civil rights lore, Albany doesn't get talked about much. That's because the small Georgia city, four hours south of Atlanta, is remembered as the place that turned back Martin Luther King Jr., sending the crusader home empty-handed. Albany sits in the heart of peanut country amid a dusty interweave of farm towns and red clay countryside. It's a world of tradition and habit; both dictate that this district belong to the Democrats. All the same, Albany is headquarters of Dylan Glenn's run for Congress, and if the 28-year-old wins, his election as the district's first Republican will be least among...

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