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Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs, SCLC President Charles Steele, and Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose are calling for a meeting with Georgia's governor over, what they call, state sponsored symbols of hate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Groups Say Georgia Governor Refuses To Meet About Confederate Symbols

Two weeks. That’s how long Atlanta NAACP president Richard Rose says he has tried to get a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Rose, along with SCLC president Dr. Charles Steele and Atlanta attorney Gerald […]

WAOK-AM–3 hours ago

The SCLC, founded by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says that all symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from society. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

SCLC Founded By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Says “All Aspects Of The Confederacy Must Be Removed From Our Society”

“No reflection of our history should be related to any degree to enhance the Confederacy as we know it”, says Dr. Charles Steele, national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Steele, who heads the […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

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New Civil And Human Rights Group Says It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leaders

They’re calling it A Modern Collaborative for Civil & Human Rights Activism. It is MovementForward made up of religious leaders, attorneys and activists. It is officially launching today at the Atlanta Press Club. They say […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Kendrick Johnson Case: Activist vs. Actor

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Marcus Coleman, founder of Saving Ourselves, and Leigh Touchton, a civil rights worker from Valdosta, Ga. Both joined Real Talk, to discuss the new […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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Pastor Warnock: “We Can’t Expect The Police To Police The Police” As Ebenezer Continues Community Forum

When I sat down on Sunday, December 7, 2014, with Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, he had just minutes earlier finished the second of two First Sunday services titled […]

WAOK-AM–12/07/2014

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How To Join A Ferguson Protest In Atlanta

Various protests are planned in Atlanta in response to the grand jury’s decision in Missouri. The panel decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the August 9, 2014, shooting death […]

11/25/2014

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Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Celebrates 92nd Birthday And His Wife’s Life With Gala

A night to remember in Atlanta as thousands  of friends, family , fellow civil rights leaders and  celebrities  came out to  the Martin Luther King Jr. International  Chapel on the campus of Morehouse college  Sunday […]

WAOK-AM–10/07/2013

The SCLC, founded by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says that all symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from society. (Credit: Getty Images)

SCLC vs. SCLC Over Leadership

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — A group of leaders of local affiliates of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is suing the national organization saying Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is its current and lawful president. The group filed […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2012

The SCLC, founded by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says that all symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from society. (Credit: Getty Images)

President Charles Steele Back At SCLC

ATLANTA(AP/WAOK) — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is bringing back one of its past presidents to serve as the civil rights organization’s chief executive officer. The SCLC announced today that Charles Steele will serve as […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2012

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