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Atlanta Mourns Herman J Russell

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, […]

WAOK-AM–7 hours ago

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Former Georgia Governor Credited With Desegregating The Capitol

The 74th Governor of Georgia is gone. A hearse carried former Governor Carl Sanders on his final trip to the Georgia Capitol Wednesday morning. State workers, along with honor guards from the Army National Guard […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

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Russell and Sanders Remembered For Contributions To The Civil Rights Movement

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.” […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

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Rep. John Lewis: I Don’t Want To See Us Go Back. I Want To Go Forward.

“I gave a little blood on that bridge, for the right to vote.” Congressman John Lewis recalling that fateful day, March 7, 1965, when he and a group of peaceful protestors were attempting to march […]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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[VIDEO] V-103 and WAOK Remember The March On Washington

A half century ago today – Wednesday August 28, 1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington. Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2013

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Mo Ivory: Retracing The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington – In Flip Flops!

I’m just a girl from the Bronx. I was raised on the 5th floor of a tall building in NYC that was and is still sinking. I have one sister, my parents are divorced. I […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2013

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Atlanta Says Goodbye To Civil Rights Champion Lillian Lewis

Atlanta (WAOK)-Hundreds of friends, family and dignitaries crowded Ebenezer Baptist Church  today to say their final goodbyes to Lillian Lewis, the wife of Congressman John Lewis. The funeral brought out well known civil rights leaders […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2013

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Wife Of Congressman John Lewis Dies

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, has died. Brenda Jones, a spokeswoman for the congressman, says Lewis died Monday morning in Atlanta. Information on her cause of death […]

WAOK-AM–12/31/2012

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Rep. John Lewis on Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment and More

The U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 3765 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 by unanimous consent. The Republican leadership of the House blocked passage of this legislation intended to maintain a payroll […]

WAOK-AM–12/25/2011

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Georgia Unemployment Numbers Creep Back Up

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The economic news is not getting any better in Georgia. Unemployment figures for the month of July released today show that Georgia’s unemployment rate continues to exceed national figures. The state labor department reports […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2011

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