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Amelia Boynton Robinson: Civil Rights Icon Dies At 104.

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 […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2015

File phot of Martin Luther King III. (credit:  Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King III: Selma Anniversary Is No Celebration

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.

03/08/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

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 […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

File photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. (credit: Stephen Alvarez/Getty Images)

Selma, Ala. Honors Anniversary Of ‘Bloody Sunday’

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.

03/09/2014

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Civil Rights Leaders Head To Selma This Weekend

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 […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2012

Al Sharpton Holds Press Conference Ahead Of Commemorative MLK March In DC

Civil Rights Leaders Gather Against Voter Suppression

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 […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2012