Civil Rights

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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

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Lawyer Tells Why King Brothers Dropped Lawsuit Against King Center

The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc has dismissed its lawsuit against the King Center. According to Attorney William B. Hill, Jr, the lawsuit was filed in 2013 and referenced hundreds of items that […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015

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President Clinton Keynotes 2015 HOPE Global Forum In Atlanta

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, called President Bill Clinton “my favorite public servant representative in the world.” Bryant welcomed the 42nd U.S. President to the 2015 HOPE Forum over the […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center Honors President Clinton And Kaiser Corporation

The King Center held its Salute to Greatness Dinner Saturday night in Atlanta. A former U.S. President and a corporation were recognized for, according to King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King, “excellence in leadership and […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

Snellville 4th Annual MLK March Planned

ATLANTA -(WAOK)- An endless list of events are planned celebrating civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday January 19. One of those events includes the 4th annual MLK march in Snellville honoring the […]

WAOK-AM–01/15/2015

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King Center: How Did MLK Become Martin?

His birth name was not “Martin”. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells students how his uncle “ML” came to be named “Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2015

‘White Genocide’ Billboard Appears On Alabama Highway

A second sign carrying a racial message has been placed on a billboard near Birmingham, with the I-59 sign reading: “Diversity means chasing down the last white person #whitegenocide.”

01/13/2015

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Dr. Cornel West Brings Radical King To The King Center

As part of the 2015 King Holiday celebration, Dr. Cornel West participated in a discussion and book signing. It was held on Sunday, January 11. West is a professor and political activist. The discussion was […]

WAOK-AM–01/13/2015

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