Wed., May 1, 2013 3:00am
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...
Thu., April 4, 2013 2:22pm
Thursday marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. In his hometown of Atlanta a wreath will be...
Thu., April 4, 2013 9:00am
A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday from Georgia...
Thu., February 7, 2013 6:44pm
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Holder told students at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta on Thursday that there are too many guns in the hands...
Wed., January 30, 2013 12:01pm
Emory University's library plans to exhibit materials from the archives of a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr...
Tue., January 1, 2013 3:33pm
Friends are calling Lillian Lewis an ordinary person with extra-ordinary talents. The wife of Congressman John Lewis died Monday at Emory University...
Wed., December 19, 2012 1:00pm
A funeral has been scheduled for Jesse Hill, a prominent Atlanta civil rights leader and businessman who died Monday at the age of 86. As a civil...
Tue., December 18, 2012 8:44am
Jesse Hill Jr., a civil rights leader who helped start Atlanta's first black community newspaper in 1960, has died. He was 86.
Sun., November 11, 2012 3:00pm
The new director, Emory sociology professor Tyrone Forman, is a renowned scholar of social change, race and ethnic relations.
Tue., October 16, 2012 2:41pm
Civil Rights icon Margaret Dudley died Sunday night. She was 79. On March 7, 1965 Dudley, a native of Macon, was injured in the 54-mile Selma-to-...