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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

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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

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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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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

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Probe Clears Ousted SCLC Members

ATLANTA (AP)-Prosecutors in Georgia have found no proof that two ousted board members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference stole more than $560,000 from the landmark civil rights organization, according to a draft report. The […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2011

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Occupy Atlanta and SCLC Work Together

ATLANTA) The world’s premier non-violence civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC], which was spearheaded by Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., has agreed to mentor and coach and consult the upstart Occupy Atlanta Movement. […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2011

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