President Barack Obama calls Amelia Boynton Robinson a “dedicated and courageous leader” who committed herself to the simple idea that everyone deserves the right to vote. The prominent civil rights activist died Wednesday. She was […]
Martin Luther King III honored activists who were central to the voting rights movement, but said he can’t call the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday a celebration.
Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]
Speakers at the commemoration Sunday of a key event in African Americans’ fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement that many southern states get federal approval for changes in election laws.
ATLANTA (WAOK)-Hundreds of members of the civil rights community will converge upon Selma, Alabama this weekend to re-enact the march from Selma to Montgomery that took place as a result of the incident known as […]
ATLANTA – (WAOK) The Reverend Al Sharpton, who founded the National Action Network announced today, with a number of other civil rights and community leaders the huge significance of this year’s march from Selma to […]