Thu., November 3, 2011 3:29pm
The University Board of Regents is still working to grant honorary degrees to Civil Rights activists.The recognition would go to 38 Albany State University students.
Tue., October 25, 2011 2:27pm
Georgia preservationists are highlighting the economic benefits of renovation as they release their annual list of "Places in Peril." The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list focuses on 10 places throughout the state they deem "endangered," either from neglect or demolition plans. The Trust's Mark McDonald says, historic rehabilitation creates jobs.
Thu., October 6, 2011 12:34pm
Civil rights leader the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who was hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, has died. He was 89. The former truck driver studied religion at night and became pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 1953. Soon after he became an outspoken leader in the fight for racial equality.
Sat., July 23, 2011 8:48am
A group of volunteers is re-enacting an unsolved 1946 lynching Saturday afternoon. Four people and an unborn baby died at the lynching at Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Oconee-Walton county line in northeast Georgia. Black leaders want state and federal investigators to focus on solving the 65-year-old crime.
Tue., April 26, 2011 2:45pm
Rep. John Lewis (D-5) announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election next year. The congressman made the announcement while speaking at the Atlanta Press Club.
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:18pm
A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.”
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:01pm
The House has restored controversial provisions in its immigration bill that the Senate gutted Monday night.
Mon., February 14, 2011 10:09am
The University of Georgia has set a screening of a documentary about the lawyer who helped the first two black students gain admission in the early 1960s.
Fri., January 14, 2011 2:59pm
Fannin and Gilmer County will hold school on holiday. Officials say they need to make up for nine snow days. Civil rights leaders not happy.
Fri., January 7, 2011 1:20am
It's been 50 years the first African-American students walked onto the campus of the University of Georgia. Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were outstanding high school students in Atlanta. And Civil Rights leaders asked them to help integrate the school in Athens. It took years of legal wrangling to gain their admittance.