Mon., August 26, 2013 8:53am
At the nation marks 50 years since the March on Washington, it's worth taking time to note the foot soldiers who fought for change locally. In coastal Brunswick, the story of how the city integrated -- peacefully and with little notice until after the fact -- is not well known. GPB presents this archive story from 2008.
Mon., August 26, 2013 2:00am
This week marks 50 years since the nation first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of that speech given at the March on Washington. King was a son of Georgia, and is considered an American hero. But his life and his words inspire people around the world.
Fri., August 23, 2013 11:18am
Congressman John Lewis will speak at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday. It’s to commemorate 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis is the last living member of the six march organizers. They were calling for civil rights for African-Americans.
Fri., August 23, 2013 11:15am
Savannah is marking historic anniversaries in the Civil Rights movement. This weekend will feature a symposium at Savannah High School and a mass meeting at First African Baptist Church. Then on the march on Washington's 50th anniversary next Wednesday, Savannah State University students will re-enact many of the day's historic events.
Wed., August 21, 2013 3:02pm
State Senator Nan Orrock was a rising junior at Mary Washington College in Virginia in August of 1963. She was planning on becoming a teacher and settling down to raise a family. But going to the March on Washingtion changed her path.
Tue., April 30, 2013 11:00pm
Savannah became one of the first police forces in the South to desegregate its police force. It happened in 1947. Among the first nine black officers hired on May first of that year, John White is the last surviving member.