civil rights movement
“If you’re going to protest, protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion.” Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says that’s the way they did it in the 1960s, “in the way of peace, in the way of […]
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calls Herman J. Russell “one of the most extraordinary citizens our city has ever produced.” Mayor Reed and wife Sarah-Elizabeth attended the funeral services for Russell on Saturday, November 21, 2014, […]
Two Georgians are being remembered for their contributions during the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman John Lewis says Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Herman J. Russell was a source of inspiration for those involved in the movement.” […]
ATLANTA (WAOK/Washington Post)-The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, co-founder and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died back on October 5, 2011. He will be buried Monday October 31, some 3 weeks after his […]
ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, co-founder and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday morning in Birmingham. He was 89. Tributes to the life of the civil rights leader immediately started coming […]
Ebenezer Baptist Church turned 125 Sunday. The church is symbolic with the civil rights movement. Since 1886 it has been a meeting place for black people interested in the advancement of their race. It is also […]
It’s been a long time coming, but Jimmie Lee Jackson is finally being vindicated in court.