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Reverend Bernice King Asks Brothers To Reconsider Sale Of Prized Items

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. King’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2014

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Governor Promises To Honor Dr. King At Annual Ebenezer King Day Service

Atlanta (WAOK)-In celebration of the annual Martin Luther King Day, dignitaries and citizens alike, gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to commemorate the legacy and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2014

File photo of Turner field. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Planned Braves Stadium Move Highlights Race, Class

For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team’s fan base and developing money-making restaurants and amenities

12/14/2013

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Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian Set To Receive Presidential Medal

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, a distinguished minister, author and civil rights organizer, will be presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Dr. Vivian told CBS […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Rainbow PUSH Hosts 14th Annual Conference In Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Rainbow PUSH 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference, Fairness in the Work Place, the Marketplace and the Public Square, will happen Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2013

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Atlanta Says Goodbye To Civil Rights Leader Evelyn Lowery

On this week’s segment of Atlanta Up Close, the civil rights community comes out to remember pioneer and civil rights leader Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, who founded SCLC Women. Lowery was married to Rev. Joseph Lowery […]

WAOK-AM–10/04/2013

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Reverend Joseph E. Lowery during a ceremony at the White House August 12, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Evelyn Lowery Memorial Service Set For Wednesday

A memorial service will be held Wednesday to remember Evelyn Lowery, the wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery and a pioneer in civil rights and women’s empowerment.

09/27/2013

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Wife Of Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery Hospitalized

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery was hospitalized late Wednesday. Evelyn Lowery was reported to be suffering from a stroke late Thursday. The family issued a statement saying she was in […]

WAOK-AM–09/20/2013

Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is 'steadily improving', as the anti-apartheid icon spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Museum Offers Free Admission Thursday

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial Center is offering a day of free admission in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday.

07/18/2013

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[VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY] Atlanta Talks About The Trayvon Martin Case

ATLANTA (WAOK)- While people in other cities have held rallies and protests that have lead to some arrests over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, more than a thousand people braved a series of […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2013

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