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While taking a trip to New Orleans in March 2019, Cooke, a mother of eight, applied for 501(c)(3) status for C-QUL, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing the barriers that prevent people from obtaining mental health care. The organization was approved in May 2019.
The boycott started with the goal of desegregating the buses and having the bus company hire Black bus drivers, and it lasted three weeks. The boycott ended with a ruling from Federal Judge W. A. Bootle ordering the desegregation of Bibb Transit Co. buses.
At the age of 51, Arthena Caston was diagnosed with the early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Although her father and several of his siblings suffered from Alzheimer’s, she had a hard time believing her diagnosis, she said.
“You don’t want a diagnosis like that because all of a sudden, everything changes,” she said.
President Donald Trump visited Macon Friday evening as he campaigned across the southeast in an effort to shore up support less than three weeks before the election.
In 1968, Macon’s Gwendolyn Payton approached the head of Mercer University’s art department. She wanted to discuss pursuing an art degree. He told her she didn’t have what it took to earn one, because she was Black.