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Mayor, Morehouse welcome $32 million King Collection files

ATLANTA - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 78th birthday in January will feature a gift to Atlanta: the first public viewing of more than 10,000 of his documents, notes and other personal items.
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TODAY: Sean Connery and Rob Brown star in Finding Forrester, out on video and DVD. The drama follows a black aspiring writer who deals with problems at a mostly white prep school with the help of a reclusive white author. Widespread Panic performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Billy Joel and Elton John appear at Philips Arena in Atlanta. New releases include Janet Jackson's All for You and KRS-One's Sneak Attack. WEDNESDAY:
Morehouse anniversary observed at historic Augusta church

For years as a student at Atlanta's Morehouse College Lonzy J. Lewis heard the story about the college's modest beginnings in the basement of a small, Southern church. ``I'm a Morehouse graduate, and I've heard all the talk,'' said Dr. Lewis, chairman of the physics department at Clark Atlanta University. But he'd never been there, and never really imagined the church was still standing, he said. On Sunday, Dr. Lewis traveled from Atlanta to Augusta's Springfield Baptist Church to finally see the birthplace of his alma mater and celebrate the college's 130th anniversary.
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Morehouse to celebrate anniversary in Augusta

Four buses of students and faculty, along with carloads of alumni, will travel from Atlanta's Morehouse College to Augusta's Springfield Baptist Church Sunday to celebrate an event that happened 130 years ago Valentine's Day. It was Feb. 14, 1867, that William Jefferson White brought together 37 students to form a school at Springfield that would one day become Morehouse College. According to Isaac Johnson, a deacon at Springfield Baptist, the visitors will fill the church's sanctuary to capacity. "Morehouse is coming to Springfield," Mr. Johnson said.
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Jury convicts man in savage beating A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted one man of aggravated assault but acquitted two others Tuesday in a case in which the victim was left paralyzed. The jury convicted Marcus Octavious Johnson, 19, of the 1100 block of Summer Street, the day after hearing George Walker ask Mr. Johnson, "Was it worth it?" Since the July 14 attack, Mr. Walker, 45, can only move his eyes and speak, but Monday he identified Mr. Johnson as the man who beat, slammed his head and stomped on him.
Freedom Riders ride again

...explained, and a college could tell an applicant's race by his ZIP code or telephone prefix.As a freshman at Atlanta's Morehouse College, Person was active in the student movement, which integrated lunch counters in the city.By the time he...
King honored at banquet

A crowd of more than 400 people filled a dining hall at the Doubletree Hotel during a Monday night banquet paying tribute to the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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...has died at 92. His history with the civil rights movement dated back to his days of teaching theology at Atlanta's Morehouse College in the 1940s. Dr. King was among his students. Known for his deep voice and powerful presence, Mr. Lowry...
Black colleges seeking to stem HIV cases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Many historically black colleges are stepping up safe-sex education in response to health researchers' finding of a spike in HIV infection rates among black students more than 20 years into the AIDS epidemic.
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Pride in America cherished

Dr. Henry Baffoe-Bonnie voted for the first time in the United States in 1996, one year after he became an American citizen.