Sixty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his resounding call for racial harmony that set off decades of push and pull toward progress. On Saturday, as civil rights leaders and their allies mark 60 years since the original March on Washington, they hope to recapture the spark that forever changed America.
As the U.S. Postal Service launched sales of its latest stamp, the late congressman's constituents celebrated his achievements—and his kindness.
On the Friday July 21st edition of Georgia Today: A former Dougherty county administrator is suing the county over his termination; A new stamp honoring the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis is available today; And the first sea turtles to emerge from this year's nesting season on the Georgia coast have hatched.
Congressional leaders have unveiled a new stamp that commemorates former Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who died in 2020 after serving more than three decades in Congress. The ceremony took place Wednesday at the Capitol.
On the Wednesday Dec. 14 edition of Georgia Today podcast: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants election changes, James Brown Arena in Augusta is reopening, and the USPS is honoring John Lewis.
The civil rights icon spent nearly 60 years in public service, including more than three decades representing the Atlanta area. Now, the USPS is paying homage to his years of work.
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.