civil rights

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

File photo of a polling station. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

File photo of voting booths. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Groups Question Ga. Elections Officials After Voting Hassles

State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced when they went to the polls Tuesday reinforced their skepticism toward Georgia elections officials and voter registration efforts.

11/04/2014

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Atlanta Civil Rights Activists Offended After Hawks Cancel Meeting On Racially-Charged Statements

Atlanta Civil Rights activists staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Philips Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 10. .They sang “We Shall Overcome”, a song of protest that became a main anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2014

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Georgia And Local NAACP Call For Training Of Police And African American Males

Atlanta (WAOK)-The NAACP in Georgia is calling for racial and cultural sensitivity training for police officers in the state. The announcement comes in the midst of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the deadly shooting […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2014

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