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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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Remembering Victims of Lynchings Throughout The USA

1st African Baptist Church will host Remembering Victims of Lynchings Throughout the USA Saturday, July 28th at 12p.m. Guest speakers include National and Local Civil/Human Rights, Clergy, and Political Leaders. 1st African Baptist Church is […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2013

File photo of TV personality/chef Paula Deen (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Can Be ‘Redeemed’

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial slur, saying she shouldn’t become a “sacrificial lamb” over the issue of racial intolerance.

06/27/2013

tim scott

Benjamin Todd Jealous Goes In On Tim Scott

Benjamin Todd Jealous is UNCHAINED! The NAACP President made a statement on Wednesday that the incoming Black Senator, Tim Scott, doesn’t believe in civil rights. He quotes, “We have Republicans who believe in civil rights […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2013

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Civil Rights Leader, Cottonreader, Dies

LITHONIA – (WAOK/AJC) – A noted civil rights leader has died in metro Atlanta. R-B Cottonreader Jr. worked with the Congress of Racial Equality or CORE, when he lived in California, and then became a […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2013

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

Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

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