Fri., September 20, 2013 6:01am
The wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has been hospitalized after relatives say she suffered a stroke. The family said in a...
Thu., September 5, 2013 8:00am
As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter...
Wed., August 28, 2013 8:00am
State and local officials are inviting the public to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech...
Wed., August 14, 2013 4:11pm
State legislators and Civil Rights leaders launched a comprehensive voting rights campaign in Atlanta Wednesday. The effort, called American Values...
Wed., August 14, 2013 9:30am
U.S. Rep. John Lewis is paying homage to a 1950s comic book in telling his life story in a graphic novel "March: Book One." His book,...
Thu., April 4, 2013 8:00am
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...
Sat., March 2, 2013 11:00am
A congressional delegation led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is headed to the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Alabama.
Wed., December 19, 2012 12:00pm
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 7:44am
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 7:40am
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...