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Atlanta Planning Event To Commemorate Selma March

Atlanta city officials, civil rights leaders and others are planning a special event to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of a march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.

02/28/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Andy Phelan/Office of Congressman Hank Johnson)

Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

Students walk across a college campus. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Atlanta University Students Research Civil Rights Deaths

A black man shot while driving back to his Washington D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

01/24/2015

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Youngest Participant In 1965 Selma March Describes The Day

On Sunday in New York, the now 64-year-old mother and grandmother showed the scar she still bears on the back of her head from a brutal beating at the hands of an Alabama state trooper during an earlier march when she was 14.

01/18/2015

File photo of Martin Luther King Jr. (Credit: Getty Images/Donald Uhrbrock)

Officials To Honor MLK Ahead Of Holiday

State officials are planning to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ahead of Monday’s holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

01/16/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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Man Told To Remove NRA Hat At Polling Place Sues

A Douglas County man is suing the county and election officials, saying his civil rights were violated when a poll worker asked him to remove his National Rifle Association hat when he went to vote.

12/09/2014

Governor George Wallace publicly refused to allow African American students entry to theUniversity of Alabama in Tuscaloosa despite a federal mandate. June 11, 1963 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Gun Used To Shoot George Wallace Up For Auction

An Illinois auction house is selling the revolver that almost killed former Alabama Governor George Wallace in a 1972 assassination attempt as he ran for president.

12/05/2014

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Mourners Gather To Remember Ex-Gov. Sanders

Mourners gathered Saturday at an Atlanta church to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders and his efforts to improve civil rights in Georgia.

11/22/2014

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