Atlanta's civil rights museum also looks at other struggles

...the march culminated. Photos and video clips show people preparing for the march, participants waving signs, civil rights leaders speaking and audience reaction."We're trying to produce the feeling, 'I wish I was there,'" Shipman said...

"Civil Rights Movement in Augusta" exhibit now open to public

Residents of all colors gathered Sunday at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History to reflect on Augusta's own civil rights movement.

New phase in preserving black sea island culture

...the St. Helena Island complex that started as a school for freed slaves and later was a retreat center for civil rights leaders ? had a grant to help Gullah people learn to speak regular English."It was felt a barrier to employment was the...

Laney-Walker, Bethlehem Heritage Trail plans considered

...project's steering committee, said the trail is important to remind the community of the efforts of business people, civil rights leaders, educators and other activists that may be forgotten today.She said some may not realize the neighborhoods were...

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

...1965. Three years later, she was helping King organize the Poor People's March in Memphis, Tenn., where the civil rights leader was slain on Angelou's 40th birthday."Every year, on that day, Coretta and I would send each other flowers...

Gov. Deal Deal signs bills for King statue, college students

...Luther King III and the Rev. Bernice King, as he signed legislation providing for a statue to honor the slain civil rights leader.Martin Luther King III called it a great tribute to his father."My hope is that it reminds people that there...

Several issues remain in Georgia Legislature's final days

...infringes on a woman's right to choose. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.Georgia would erect a statue to honor the slain civil rights leader under a plan likely to receive a final vote this week. Republicans and Democrats have given the plan support by...

State legislators back medical marijuana bill

...woman's right to choose.As the day progressed, House lawmakers voted 173-3 to approve placing a statue of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the Capitol grounds or in another prominent location. It would be paid for by private...

Grandson of Gandhi shares message with interfaith audience

...religions from Judaism to Islam to Chris tianity took turns delivering opening remarks in remembrance of the late civil rights leader.Gandhi, who titled his message "Lessons from my Grandfather," told stories of his grandfather and how his...

Knocking out a problem

...be ignored when the Rev. Al Sharpton finally comes clean about the problem. Earlier this month, he and other civil rights leaders launched a national "stop the violence" social media campaign in New York, where Jews in the Brooklyn borough...