A former Georgia sheriff convicted of violating the civil rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs was sentenced to serve a year and a half in prison.
Democratic Georgia lawmakers, local officials and the NAACP are asking federal officials to investigate a health care system that closed hospitals in downtown Atlanta and a southern suburb. They claim Wellstar Health System has illegally discriminated against Black people and violated its tax-exempt status.
On International Women's Day, Atlanta's own trailblazer — by way of Muskogee, Oklahoma — Xernona Clayton was celebrated with a bronze statue in the heart of the city. She says she asked sculptor Ed Dwight to make her look like a combination of Halle Berry, Lena Horne and Coretta Scott King. Her verdict? "Fabulous!"
President Biden visits Selma for the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Residents there are still recovering from tornadoes that ripped through the city in January.
Grades were allegedly changed from A's to C's in retaliation.
In honor of the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, President Joe Biden and Sen. Raphael Warnock delivered messages of unity from MLK's historic pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Students were allegedly told that BLM was disruptive, while the Confederate flag was a point of pride.
An Atlanta-area sheriff stands accused of punishing detainees by having them strapped into a restraint chair for hours even though they posed no threat and obeyed instructions. Now it will be up to a jury to decide whether Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill violated the men's civil rights.
The agency surveilled Franklin and those around her to gauge how deeply she was involved in organizations tied to Communism, the civil rights movement and the Black Power movement.
Marks, Mississippi, is where Martin Luther King Jr. chose in 1968 as the starting point for his Poor People's Campaign, which demanded economic justice for poor Americans of all backgrounds.
The Emmett Till Alerts will be sent to Black elected officials across Maryland — along with national civil rights organizations, clergy members and other leaders.
The Savannah Beach Wade-Ins of the early '60s are now memorialized near the Tybee Island pier.
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air conditioned spaces. But many people in prison, especially across the South, don’t have that option. Meanwhile, the federal Department of Justice is still investigating Georgia prisons, trying to get to the root of persistent violence there. They might take a look at the heat.
The Equal Justice Initiative addresses America's history of racial violence at a time when state lawmakers nationwide have been trying to limit teaching about divisive topics in public schools.
Civil rights icon and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young turns 90 on Saturday. He’s celebrating with four days of events. On Thursday, hundreds gathered for a peace walk through downtown Atlanta.