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Atlanta Area Leaders Mourning Nelson Mandela

Several religious, civil rights and political leaders from Georgia said the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela marked the end of an era in the realm of social justice.

12/05/2013

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police after blocking First Street NW in front of the U.S. Capitol with fellow supporters of immigration reform, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The Sidney Wood Show: Immigration Reform

According to CBSNEWS.com, Several members of Congress were arrested after participating in an immigration “sit-in” on Capitol Hill demanding that House Republicans act to pass immigration reform. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Keith Ellison, D-Minn.;. Charles […]

WAOK-AM–10/09/2013

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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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Congress Commemorates 1963 March On Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats are meeting in the grand Statuary Hall of the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Wednesday’s ceremony was being […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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Funeral Plans For Mrs. Lillian Miles Lewis

ATLANTA (WAOK) – The services for Mrs. Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday January 7, 2013, in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue in […]

WAOK-AM–01/05/2013

Federal Government To Investigate Shooting Of Unarmed Teen Trayvon Martin

Rep. John Lewis Says Death Of Trayvon Martin Is A Tragedy

ATLANTA (WAOK)-More than 500 thousand people from all walks of life have signed the petition at Change.org calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman in the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. You can […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2012

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Civil Rights Leaders Head To Selma This Weekend

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Hundreds of members of the civil rights community will converge upon Selma, Alabama this weekend to re-enact the march from Selma to Montgomery that took place as a result of the incident known as […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2012

Slaves are Finally Honored

Slaves are honored for their help with buiding the U.S. Capitol building

06/16/2010

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