Richard Halicks

Senior editor for Enterprise

Richard Halicks the senior editor of the Enterprise team.

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Camilla cemetery: ‘Black heaven, white heaven, integrated hell’ 
 A fence that segregated Camilla, Ga.’s cemetery, with blacks buried on one side and whites on the other, was taken down Thursday after 85 years. Ben Crump, a Tallahassee attorney who represented Camilla’s black mayor, said he found it stunning that the city had a segregated cemetery in 2018.  » Follow the AJC&rsquo...

8:05 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

A fence that segregated Camilla, Ga.’s cemetery, with blacks buried on one side and whites on the other, was taken down Thursday after 85 years. Ben Crump, a Tallahassee attorney who represented Camilla’s black mayor, said he found it stunning that the city had a segregated cemetery in 2018.  » Follow the AJC&rsquo...
Fence separating white from black in Camilla cemetery is removed
 A fence that segregated Camilla, Ga.’s cemetery, with blacks buried on one side and whites on the other, was taken down Thursday after 85 years. Camilla Mayor Rufus Davis, the city’s first African-American mayor, said the symbolism of the removal was important, as far as it went. » Follow the AJC’s coverage of race...

3:36 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

A fence that segregated Camilla, Ga.’s cemetery, with blacks buried on one side and whites on the other, was taken down Thursday after 85 years. Camilla Mayor Rufus Davis, the city’s first African-American mayor, said the symbolism of the removal was important, as far as it went. » Follow the AJC’s coverage of race...
Memphis sells parks out from under two Confederate statues
 Tennessee law is uncompromising when it comes to Confederate monuments and statues: the only way to rename or remove such a monument on public land is by an act of the Legislature or a two-thirds vote of the Tennessee Historical Commission. But as the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination drew near (on April 4), the...

7:31 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Tennessee law is uncompromising when it comes to Confederate monuments and statues: the only way to rename or remove such a monument on public land is by an act of the Legislature or a two-thirds vote of the Tennessee Historical Commission. But as the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination drew near (on April 4), the...
Ta-Nehisi Coates quits Twitter after ‘most pointless feud ever’
 In what Salon.com is calling the “most pointless feud ever,” best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates this week deleted his Twitter account during an argument with Harvard philosophy professor Cornel West.   West, a leading black intellectual, has sniped at Coates before, particularly when it comes to Coates’ support...

1:47 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

In what Salon.com is calling the “most pointless feud ever,” best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates this week deleted his Twitter account during an argument with Harvard philosophy professor Cornel West.   West, a leading black intellectual, has sniped at Coates before, particularly when it comes to Coates’ support...
The world’s busiest airport — at an absolute standstill
 The performance of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by a middle school chorus flowed softly and ironically through the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson International late Monday morning. The big open space in the terminal was full of weary, unwashed faces; several people had simply pulled blankets over their heads. The departure board...

11:33 PM Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

The performance of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by a middle school chorus flowed softly and ironically through the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson International late Monday morning. The big open space in the terminal was full of weary, unwashed faces; several people had simply pulled blankets over their heads. The departure board...
9 notable nonfiction books on race published in 2017
 Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Rutgers history professor was a National Book Award finalist for her “crisp and compulsively readable feat of research and storytelling (USA Today).” To get around Pennsylvania’s rule that any enslaved person be freed after six months...

1:21 PM Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Rutgers history professor was a National Book Award finalist for her “crisp and compulsively readable feat of research and storytelling (USA Today).” To get around Pennsylvania’s rule that any enslaved person be freed after six months...
Photos: Images from ‘Breakdown’ Season 6
AJC Editor in Chief Kevin Riley, right, records an episode of the "Breakdown" podcast with host Bill Rankin, left. In season 6 of "Breakdown," Riley tells the story of a double-homicide case in which he served as jury foreman during the murder trial.

1:53 AM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

AJC Editor in Chief Kevin Riley, right, records an episode of the "Breakdown" podcast with host Bill Rankin, left. In season 6 of "Breakdown," Riley tells the story of a double-homicide case in which he served as jury foreman during the murder trial.
Another settlement, but no conviction, in police shooting of black man
 Diamond Reynolds, who watched a police officer shoot her boyfriend, Philando Castile, and then live-streamed Castile’s death on Facebook, is in line to receive an $800,000 settlement, officials in St. Anthony, Minn., said Tuesday. That settlement is in top of a nearly $3 million payout, approved last summer, to Castile’s...

8:20 PM Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Diamond Reynolds, who watched a police officer shoot her boyfriend, Philando Castile, and then live-streamed Castile’s death on Facebook, is in line to receive an $800,000 settlement, officials in St. Anthony, Minn., said Tuesday. That settlement is in top of a nearly $3 million payout, approved last summer, to Castile’s...
Blacks and whites in poll have wildly different views of the South
 A new poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy finds that, on many key issues, black Southerners and white Southerners appear to live in two different versions of the South. The Winthrop University Poll, released Wednesday, comes amid a new season of racial polarization in the country, from national political debate down to local governments&rsquo...

6:15 PM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

A new poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy finds that, on many key issues, black Southerners and white Southerners appear to live in two different versions of the South. The Winthrop University Poll, released Wednesday, comes amid a new season of racial polarization in the country, from national political debate down to local governments&rsquo...
A lawyer with 121 Thornton Dial drawings — and why he’s in hot water
 The client was Bill Arnett, a famed art collector in Atlanta who helped propel the brilliant folk artist Thornton Dial to  prominence. The lawyer was Gary Coulter, who handled various kinds of legal work for Arnett  for years.  Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began  stacking up by the dozens in...

2:06 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

The client was Bill Arnett, a famed art collector in Atlanta who helped propel the brilliant folk artist Thornton Dial to prominence. The lawyer was Gary Coulter, who handled various kinds of legal work for Arnett for years.  Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began stacking up by the dozens in...
Let’s talk about Confederate monuments and symbols
 The argument over Confederate statues and monuments led to bloodshed in Charlottesville and massive protest marches elsewhere. President Trump stands with many Southerners who want to keep the monuments where they are. But tens of thousands of others believe the time has come to remove these icons from public places and put them in museums...

7:30 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

The argument over Confederate statues and monuments led to bloodshed in Charlottesville and massive protest marches elsewhere. President Trump stands with many Southerners who want to keep the monuments where they are. But tens of thousands of others believe the time has come to remove these icons from public places and put them in museums...