Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga) has introduced legislation that would restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act: Congressman John Lewis Says “We Are Too Quiet”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But, a major portion of the Act was removed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. The High […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2015

Civil Rights veteran Dr. Joseph Lowery addressed the filled room of advocates observing the "Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Stand Up For Voter Rights: “When We Were Marching, We Didn’t Have Cellphones. We Used What We Had To Bring About Change.”

The cover of the luncheon program was a tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks, the seamstress turned Civil Rights lightening rod. The 50th Observance of the Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act luncheon was held […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

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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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Atlanta Ferguson Protestors Urged To Be Peaceful And NonViolent

“If you’re going to protest, protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion.” Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says that’s the way they did it in the 1960s, “in the way of peace, in the way of […]

WAOK-AM–11/24/2014

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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–11/22/2014

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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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