Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations are planning a motorcade and rally to urge the Department of Justice to file federal charges — including civil rights violations — against George Zimmerman. Organizers say a motorcade of about 200 bikers is expected to travel from the Stonecrest Mall east of Atlanta to the Georgia State Capitol Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest of George Zimmerman's recent acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The large group chanting "No justice, no peace" and other mottos Monday night was at least the fourth to take to the city's streets.
A group of demonstrators gathered downtown Sunday afternoon to protest neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Another rally had been planned for Sunday evening in the city's West End neighborhood as additional rallies began taking shape across the country.
The Occupy Athens protest group is holding a march Friday night. Organizers said they will be marching throughout downtown Athens, spreading their anti-corporate message. Occupy Athens began demonstrating near the iconic University of Georgia Arch last month.
The Atlanta park where protesters had camped out to rally against what they see as corporate greed and a wide range of other economic issues has been cleared by police. Police early Wednesday arrested more than 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had set up an encampment for about two weeks in Woodruff Park.
More than a hundred students marched from Georgia State University to the state capitol steps in downtown Atlanta to protest changes to the HOPE scholarship program. Meanwhile, senate Democrats propose their own fix.
Albany State University is honoring students who were permanently expelled from the school in the early 1960s because of their participation in the civil rights movement. The university will issue a formal apology and present honorary degrees to the students as part of a yearlong celebration.