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Atlanta university students research 'cold case' killings from civil rights era

...Since 2011, students at the Atlanta university have pored through federal files, interviewed witnesses and dug into the Jim Crow policies they believe contributed to the deaths of Lemuel Penn, James Brazier and Clarence Pickett.The course instructors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-24/atlanta-university-stu
King's words resonate

...of men." Booker T. Washington, a black educator and orator, emphasized accommodation and assimilation even though Jim Crow was flying high. Later in the face of atrocious civil rights abuses, Dr. King pleaded: "Love is the only force capable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-20/kings-words-resonate
Judge throws out 1944 murder conviction that resulted in execution of 14-year-old in SC

...rights circles in South Carolina as an example of how a black person could be railroaded by a justice system during the Jim Crow era where the investigators, prosecutors and juries were all white.The case received renewed attention because of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-17/judge-throws-out-1944-
Carl Sanders

...Leroy Johnson, the first African-American to serve in the Georgia Senate, and worked quietly to remove vestiges of the Jim Crow system from the State Capitol and other state facilities. He appointed the first African Americans to serve in the Georgia...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173214788
Carl Sanders

...Leroy Johnson, the first African-American to serve in the Georgia Senate, and worked quietly to remove vestiges of the Jim Crow system from the State Capitol and other state facilities. He appointed the first African Americans to serve in the Georgia...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173201993
Bigotry needs to die off

...Levenson. I'm sure they're the only two. Many of the team owners are 60 years old or older, and come from a time when Jim Crow was alive and well, overt and obvious, tolerated and perpetuated. It is dying today and covert, but it's not dead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-12/bigotry-needs-die
Book briefs

...Hoffius and Susan Millar Williams will discuss their book, Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow at the Sept. 23 meeting of the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society at 7 p.m. in Church of the Good Shepherd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-09-04/book-briefs
Treat yourself to books

...remarkable. He has evolved to defining himself and not let others do it for him.New York Times best-seller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander, is super because she reveals the conspiracy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-07/treat-yourself-books
Augusta Amusements brings in Blind Boys of Alabama, Jim Brickman

...audience on a gut level." FRIDAY, MARCH 13BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMAThis group formed in the heart of the Deep South in the Jim Crow era has endured through a fresh array of artists over the years into the 21st century as one of the most essential gospel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-30/augusta-amusements-br
Friendship was forged in heat of 1964 civil rights struggle

...HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.His teacher at the one-room church school outside town had arranged for porters to toss copies of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-21/friendship-was-forged-heat-1964-civ