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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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Georgia SCLC President Suspended After Urging Black Families To Take Advantage Of 2nd Amendment Rights

Georgia’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference president has been suspended indefinitely and must complete an “internal training program” after he urged black families to take advantage of Second Amendment rights to own firearms.

04/03/2015

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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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Home Going Service Today For Evelyn Lowery

A public viewing ceremony has been scheduled for civil rights and women’s empowerment pioneer, Evelyn Lowery.

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

The Rev. Joseph Lowery gives the benediction during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Inauguration Preacher Says ‘America Is Going To Hell In A Hand Basket’

The reverend who gave the benediction during President Barack Obama’s inauguration believes all white people will go to hell.

11/01/2012

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Civil Rights Leaders Want Confederate Flags Removed

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-Black leaders want Confederate flags removed from an Atlanta cemetery where they recently buried the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Protesters gathered outside of the Westview Cemetery Wednesday to call for […]

WAOK-AM–08/11/2011

Who's Gonna Lead The SCLC?

The debate over who should lead the SCLC continues…

10/20/2010