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The Sidney Wood Show: An Atlanta Profile With Dr. Stinson-Phillips

We had the privilege of talking to Dr. Babs Stinson-Phillips, who is the former personal assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King. She told us a fascinating story about her life as a personal assistant to […]

WAOK-AM–10/19/2013

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Home Going Service Today For Evelyn Lowery

A public viewing ceremony has been scheduled for civil rights and women’s empowerment pioneer, Evelyn Lowery.

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

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Evelyn Lowery Dies

Atlanta (WAOK)- The family of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery has confirmed that she passed away today after suffering a massive stroke over a week ago. “My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life was committed […]

WAOK-AM–09/26/2013

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Four Lives Snuffed Out – One Deferred

BIRMINGHAM — They were five little girls looking forward to the rest of their lives. Sarah Collins Rudolph lived to tell their story. She was 12 years old at the time; now she is 62. […]

WAOK-AM–09/13/2013

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NAACP Head Benjamin Jealous To Step Down At End Of Year

Baltimore (Metro Network) The head of the NAACP is stepping down at the end of the year.  The civil rights group says Benjamin Jealous is leaving the president’s post on December 31st. Jealous, who was just […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2013

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Zimmerman’s Wife To ‘Think About’ Staying Married

SANFORD, FL (AP/WAOK) – George Zimmerman’s wife says she’s going to have to “think about” whether she stays married to him. Shellie Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a […]

WAOK-AM–08/29/2013

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[VIDEO] V-103 and WAOK Remember The March On Washington

A half century ago today – Wednesday August 28, 1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington. Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2013

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Andrew Young Says Fight Not Over For Equality

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) – Civil rights leader Andrew Young says the struggle for black America continues 50 years after the historic March on Washington. Young said Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that day […]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2013

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Limited-Edition March On Washington Stamp Unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) – Georgia congressman John Lewis and actress Gabrielle Union have joined the U.S. Postal Service in unveiling a stamp commemorating the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis tells a ceremony at the Newseum, quote, […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2013

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Mo Ivory: Retracing The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington – In Flip Flops!

I’m just a girl from the Bronx. I was raised on the 5th floor of a tall building in NYC that was and is still sinking. I have one sister, my parents are divorced. I […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2013

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