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President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Christine King Farris and Ambassador Andrew Young Acknowledge Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s 96th Birthday

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Atlanta, GA – While President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters sent birthday greetings, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III and Dr. Martin L. King Jr’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris were among celebrities and dignitaries on hand in Atlanta to acknowledge the 96th birthday of civil rights leader and former King confidant, Dr. […]

Forbes Contributor John Zogby Says Trump Win is Possible Even Though He Has Alienated Large Swaths of Voters

2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Week Long Schedule of Events

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January 8, 2017 – January 16, 2017 Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 10:45am – PreHoliday Activities Worship and Fellowship – Zion Grove Baptist Church; 606 Pryor Street; Atlanta, Georgia –Friday, January 13, 2017 8:30am – The Annual Dr. King Labor/Human Rights Prayer Breakfast – Hyatt Regency Atlanta – 2665 Peachtree Street, NE; Atlanta, Georgia 30303 […]

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery Takes Readers Down Freedom Road in New Book “Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land”

Congressman John Lewis Receives Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Elie Wiesel Award

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to United States Representative John Lewis, of Georgia at the Museum’s National Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, May 4. Lewis, the only surviving “Big Six” leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was recognized for his extraordinary moral and physical courage […]

Civil rights Leader John Lewis Says he Never Saw Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders During Civil Rights Years

Microsoft donates $1M to Museum of African American History

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Washington, DC — Microsoft Corp. has donated $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens this fall after five years of construction. “The stories, art and culture of African Americans are vibrant and important narratives in our nation’s history,” said Fred Humphries, corporate vice president of U.S. government […]

Jena Six Activist Convicted, Faces Decades in Prison

NCBCP Spirit of Democracy Awards Celebrates History and Honors Leaders Keeping the Movement Going Forward

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Washington, DC – As the National Coalition On Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) celebrated significant moments in civil rights history and honored extraordinary servant-leaders who keep the movement moving at their 16th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala, four members of Congress attended to congratulate the honorees and underscore the ongoing struggle for justice and equality. […]

Jena Six Activist Convicted, Faces Decades in Prison

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By Jordan Flaherty – Civil rights activist Catrina Wallace, who received national acclaim for her central role in organizing protests around the Jena Six case, was convicted today of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. She was taken from the courtroom straight to jail after the verdict was read, and given a one […]

Atlanta City Council to Honor Eleven Women featured in New Civil Rights History Book

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond will pay tribute to eleven women born in or currently living in Georgia, who contributed to the newly-published Civil Rights history book “Hands on the Freedom Plow.” As members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the Civil Rights era, the […]