A bill to name Atlanta's main post office after the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis is close to becoming law. The measure passed the U.S. Senate unanimously on Wednesday.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker talks about her new book, The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance.
Maroon 5 and Usher will headline a benefit concert in Atlanta to honor the legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The Grammy Award-winning pop band and singer will perform during the Beloved Benefit at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 7, concert officials announced Thursday.
A foundation named for U.S. Rep. John Lewis and his wife has been established to further the work of the late civil rights pioneer. The John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation announced Monday — what would have been Lewis' 82nd birthday — its goal was to work to "strengthening democracy through civic engagement" and to amplify the voices of rising generations.
Friday on Political Rewind: Just days after a visit to Georgia where he demanded the U.S. Senate pass voting rights legislation, President Joe Biden admits the prospects for action are now dim. Is there a future for federal election reform law? Meanwhile, in his State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Kemp showcased his plans for doling out billions of dollars of state surplus money for income tax refunds, teacher and state employee pay raises, and more.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp prepares his State of the State address. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seeks to improve the relationship between city and state government. And Sen. Warnock puts pressure on big businesses to step in the fight on voting rights.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris urged Senators to push federal voting rights legislation in a speech Tuesday in Atlanta.
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., is leading the push for a new postage stamp honoring the late Congressman John Lewis. Ossoff is urging the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend approval of a stamp highlighting the Atlanta Democrat’s legacy as a leader and champion for civil and human rights.
Monday on Political Rewind: It has been more than a year since the passing of civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. And now, the story of Lewis’ life, activism and political career continue in a new series of graphic novels. Run is a sequel to March, a 2013 series illustrating Lewis's early days in the civil rights movement.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson said he was prepared for the possibility of being arrested when he joined a protest in Washington, D.C., last month.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches staged a voting rights rally at the state Capitol yesterday. They said they will use Georgia’s new election laws as proof that congress must pass federal legislation removing barriers they say limit access to the vote for minority communities.
Monday on Political Rewind, a conversation with author and photographer Andrew Feiler about his new book, “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America.” Feiler traveled some 25,000 miles to photograph 500 school buildings that represent a legacy of education in the South.
A resolution calling for placing a statue of the late Congressman John Lewis inside the U.S. Capitol cleared a committee in the Georgia House of Representatives Wednesday.
Rep. John Lewis’ statue would replace one of Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy and an ardent supporter of slavery and white supremacy.
Kwanza Hall is Georgia’s newest congressman, even if he is serving for just a month. On Georgia Today, host Steve Fennessy talks with Rep. Hall about his legislative priorities and what it's like following in the footsteps of his predecessor — the late civil rights icon, John Lewis.