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 Tech. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sat., March 2, 2013 12:00pm
A congressional delegation led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is headed to the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Alabama.
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 rights leader, Hill helped collect bail money for incarcerated demonstrators, worked in voter registration initiatives and was a co-founder of the Atlanta Inquirer — Atlanta's first black newspaper.
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.
Thu., May 3, 2012 8:40am
The Albany City Commission has voted to name its public works building after the late Johnnie Johnson, who was a local civil rights leader. The decision ends a 10-year process to honor Johnson.
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.
Fri., January 14, 2011 10:08am
Some school districts plan to make up for missed school days on Monday's federal holiday. They claim not to have much choice in the matter, but civil rights leaders are angry.