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Art Lover’s Walking Tour Of Atlanta

Art lover’s rejoice! Atlanta, rich in culture, spirit and authenticity is a perfect place to rejuvenate your love for all things artistic. From historic locations, to renown galleries, take a tour of these wonderful locations within the beautiful city of Atlanta.

06/08/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Honors President Clinton And Kaiser Corporation

The King Center held its Salute to Greatness Dinner Saturday night in Atlanta. A former U.S. President and a corporation were recognized for, according to King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King, “excellence in leadership and […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center: How Did MLK Become Martin?

His birth name was not “Martin”. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells students how his uncle “ML” came to be named “Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2015

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Dr. Cornel West Brings Radical King To The King Center

As part of the 2015 King Holiday celebration, Dr. Cornel West participated in a discussion and book signing. It was held on Sunday, January 11. West is a professor and political activist. The discussion was […]

WAOK-AM–01/13/2015

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[VIDEO] Dr. Bernice King Talks About Ferguson And The Movie “Selma”

I sat down today with Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. She is also CEO of the The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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2015 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Events

The King Center has planned a number of events and activities to celebrate the 2015 MLK Holiday. It will be the 29th Holiday Celebration commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday. Below are events that […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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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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The King Center Kicks Off King Day Observance Festivities

The King Center is getting back to the roots of King Day. Dr. Bernice King – CEO of The King Center – in partnership with the city of Atlanta, Councilman Kwanza Hall and State Senator […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2014

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