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The day Martin Luther King Jr. was almost killed
 “Is this Martin Luther King?”  That is the question, a simple one, that Izola Ware Curry asked Martin Luther King Jr. at a Sept. 20, 1958 book signing in Harlem.  The 42-year-old Curry had a distinctive Southern accent and was neatly dressed in a suit with matching jewelry and sequined cat’s-eye glasses. ...

3:37 PM Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

“Is this Martin Luther King?”  That is the question, a simple one, that Izola Ware Curry asked Martin Luther King Jr. at a Sept. 20, 1958 book signing in Harlem.  The 42-year-old Curry had a distinctive Southern accent and was neatly dressed in a suit with matching jewelry and sequined cat’s-eye glasses. ...
How ‘Atlanta Compromise’ divided black America and cemented Washington’s legacy
 On a quiet corner in Piedmont Park, near 14th Street where joggers and soccer moms stroll past with no clue,  one of the most controversial speeches in American history was delivered.  It was Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition speech of Sept. 18, 1895, where he delivered a clear message...

5:28 PM Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

On a quiet corner in Piedmont Park, near 14th Street where joggers and soccer moms stroll past with no clue, one of the most controversial speeches in American history was delivered.  It was Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition speech of Sept. 18, 1895, where he delivered a clear message...
54 years after 16th Street Church bombing, Patterson’s column still resonates
 That is how former Atlanta Journal-Constitution executive editor Eugene Patterson begin his daily column that ran on Sept. 16, 1963. It was the day after four little black girls became victims of America’s virulent racism, when Klansmen used dynamite to blow up the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and murder them. Patterson...

11:46 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

That is how former Atlanta Journal-Constitution executive editor Eugene Patterson begin his daily column that ran on Sept. 16, 1963. It was the day after four little black girls became victims of America’s virulent racism, when Klansmen used dynamite to blow up the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and murder them. Patterson...
A Flower for the Graves
 It was 54 years ago today, Sept. 15, 1963, that a bomb ripped through a church in Birmingham, killing four little girls and wounding the heart of America. It was a Sunday morning and Eugene Patterson, the executive editor of both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was cutting his grass.  Between 1960 and 1968, Patterson wrote...

5:05 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

It was 54 years ago today, Sept. 15, 1963, that a bomb ripped through a church in Birmingham, killing four little girls and wounding the heart of America. It was a Sunday morning and Eugene Patterson, the executive editor of both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was cutting his grass.  Between 1960 and 1968, Patterson wrote...
Your complete AJC Sepia guide to blue-eyed soul
 Let’s be real. This could easily be a Hall & Oates playlist. After celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month, then showing you how to get down at a Family Reunion, and to mark Amy Winehouse’s birthday (Sept. 14), AJC Sepia is back with its latest Spotify Playlist: Blue-eyed Soul.  »Related: ...

6:37 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Let’s be real. This could easily be a Hall & Oates playlist. After celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month, then showing you how to get down at a Family Reunion, and to mark Amy Winehouse’s birthday (Sept. 14), AJC Sepia is back with its latest Spotify Playlist: Blue-eyed Soul.  »Related: ...
Irma pushes Floridians north; they are anxious to go home
 They’re safe. They’re thankful for the hospitality. But the Floridians here want to go home, or to what had been their homes, as soon as they can. The question is, when? Many of the Sunshine State residents who fled what was then Hurricane Irma to metro Atlanta were planning already Monday to drive south, back into the storm&rsquo...

8:39 PM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

They’re safe. They’re thankful for the hospitality. But the Floridians here want to go home, or to what had been their homes, as soon as they can. The question is, when? Many of the Sunshine State residents who fled what was then Hurricane Irma to metro Atlanta were planning already Monday to drive south, back into the storm&rsquo...
Trump administration looking to cash out on Tubman $20 bill
 Hopes of one day pulling out a Tubman to pay for $20 worth of gas might be dwindling.  On Thursday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seemed to devalue the idea, which was promised by the Obama administration, to redesign the twenty by removing the image of Andrew Jackson and replacing it with former slave and abolitionist Harriet...

6:32 PM Friday, Sep. 01, 2017

Hopes of one day pulling out a Tubman to pay for $20 worth of gas might be dwindling.  On Thursday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seemed to devalue the idea, which was promised by the Obama administration, to redesign the twenty by removing the image of Andrew Jackson and replacing it with former slave and abolitionist Harriet...
Treasury hints that proposed Tubman $20 bill might be dead
 From the end of the Civil War until her death in 1913, Harriet Tubman earned a monthly pension of $20 for her service as a scout and a nurse during the war. As part of a 2016 proposal by the Obama Administration, Tubman was set to grace the front of a revamped $20 bill. Making her the first African-American to ever grace U.S. currency. But...

6:26 PM Friday, Sep. 01, 2017

From the end of the Civil War until her death in 1913, Harriet Tubman earned a monthly pension of $20 for her service as a scout and a nurse during the war. As part of a 2016 proposal by the Obama Administration, Tubman was set to grace the front of a revamped $20 bill. Making her the first African-American to ever grace U.S. currency. But...
Cobb officer who said ‘we only kill black people’ says he’ll retire
 Saying America was watching, Cobb County officials Thursday announced plans to fire a police lieutenant who told a woman during a traffic stop that “we only kill black people.”   But Lt. Greg Abbott sent an email to the county announcing that he plans to retire, even as the police chief was on live television saying...

7:50 PM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Saying America was watching, Cobb County officials Thursday announced plans to fire a police lieutenant who told a woman during a traffic stop that “we only kill black people.”   But Lt. Greg Abbott sent an email to the county announcing that he plans to retire, even as the police chief was on live television saying...
Cobb officer who said ‘we only kill black people’ says he’ll retire
 A white Cobb County police lieutenant who told a woman during a traffic stop that “we only kill black people” will be fired, the police chief said on Thursday.  But even as Chief Mike Register was on live TV announcing the termination of Lt. Greg Abbott, Abbott was sending an email to the county announcing his retirement...

7:48 PM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

A white Cobb County police lieutenant who told a woman during a traffic stop that “we only kill black people” will be fired, the police chief said on Thursday.  But even as Chief Mike Register was on live TV announcing the termination of Lt. Greg Abbott, Abbott was sending an email to the county announcing his retirement...
Dexter and Martin King III miss unveiling of father’s statue
 While a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was being unveiled in Atlanta, his sons were in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Bernice King, the youngest of the King children, who has emerged as the most active and vocal of the King siblings, noted her brothers’ absences during her remarks. Dexter King, who lives in Atlanta and...

8:54 PM Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

While a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was being unveiled in Atlanta, his sons were in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Bernice King, the youngest of the King children, who has emerged as the most active and vocal of the King siblings, noted her brothers’ absences during her remarks. Dexter King, who lives in Atlanta and...
Dexter and Martin King III miss unveiling of father’s statue
 Bernice King was careful to note all of the relatives seated with her on the dais Monday as a statue of her father was unveiled at the Georgia Capitol.  Her aunt, Christine, the oldest surviving blood relative of her father, was there, along with her son and daughter. Naomi King, the wife of King’s younger brother, Alfred Daniel...

8:05 PM Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Bernice King was careful to note all of the relatives seated with her on the dais Monday as a statue of her father was unveiled at the Georgia Capitol.  Her aunt, Christine, the oldest surviving blood relative of her father, was there, along with her son and daughter. Naomi King, the wife of King’s younger brother, Alfred Daniel...
Little-known facts about Martin Luther King's ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
 One of the greatest speeches in history was not going so well. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood before 250,000 people on the National Mall in Washington 54 years ago today. He spoke from a prepared text. He was nervous. The speech wasn’t flat. It just wasn’t great. Perhaps sensing that he wasn’t reaching the throngs...

2:41 PM Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

One of the greatest speeches in history was not going so well. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood before 250,000 people on the National Mall in Washington 54 years ago today. He spoke from a prepared text. He was nervous. The speech wasn’t flat. It just wasn’t great. Perhaps sensing that he wasn’t reaching the throngs...
Aug. 28, 2008: A coronation and family time for Shirley Franklin
 Aug. 28 has somehow become a family affair for former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. In 1955, her mother sat her down at the dinner table and talked to her about Emmett Till. In 1963, her mother and two aunts took her to the March on Washington.  In 2008, her son Cabral insisted that the family go with her to the Democratic National...

12:00 AM Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28 has somehow become a family affair for former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. In 1955, her mother sat her down at the dinner table and talked to her about Emmett Till. In 1963, her mother and two aunts took her to the March on Washington.  In 2008, her son Cabral insisted that the family go with her to the Democratic National...
Aug. 28, 2005: How Hurricane Katrina changed a family 
 In retrospect, it was probably hubris that kept Christan Theresa Poret and her family in New Orleans after Mayor Ray Nagin warned everybody to get out of town as Hurricane Katrina gained strength on Aug. 28, 2005. “I kinda blew it off as just another warning,” Poret said. “We got hurricanes all the time. I figured that we...

12:00 AM Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

In retrospect, it was probably hubris that kept Christan Theresa Poret and her family in New Orleans after Mayor Ray Nagin warned everybody to get out of town as Hurricane Katrina gained strength on Aug. 28, 2005. “I kinda blew it off as just another warning,” Poret said. “We got hurricanes all the time. I figured that we...
Aug. 28, 1963: Rita Dove learned to fly as a poet listening to King’s 'Dream'
 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove turned 11 on Aug. 28, 1963. Her family had traveled to Washington from Akron so  her father could attend the March on Washington. Dove was not allowed to march, so she watched the event on her cousin’s TV. “Our parents made this decision for us to stay behind because they felt that was...

12:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove turned 11 on Aug. 28, 1963. Her family had traveled to Washington from Akron so her father could attend the March on Washington. Dove was not allowed to march, so she watched the event on her cousin’s TV. “Our parents made this decision for us to stay behind because they felt that was...
Aug. 28, 1955: The day Emmett Till launched a movement
 Few dates outside of Christmas, Thanksgiving or Independence Day mean anything, especially if they are random. Take August 28. On that day in 1955, a 14-year-old boy was snatched out of his bed in Money, Miss., by a group of white men. The “crime” that he had committed was allegedly flirting with a white woman. By the time Emmett...

5:03 PM Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Few dates outside of Christmas, Thanksgiving or Independence Day mean anything, especially if they are random. Take August 28. On that day in 1955, a 14-year-old boy was snatched out of his bed in Money, Miss., by a group of white men. The “crime” that he had committed was allegedly flirting with a white woman. By the time Emmett...
Descendants of Alexander Stephens want his statue removed from U.S. Capitol
 Descendants of Alexander H. Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, want to remove the statue of Stephens from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. In an open letter to Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly, brothers Alexander Stephens and Brendan Stephens wrote: “Confederate monuments need to come down. Put...

8:53 AM Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Descendants of Alexander H. Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, want to remove the statue of Stephens from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. In an open letter to Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly, brothers Alexander Stephens and Brendan Stephens wrote: “Confederate monuments need to come down. Put...
Descendants of Confederate VP want his statue out of U.S. Capitol
 When Alexander and Brendan Stephens were growing up in Athens, their childhoods were filled with stories of their long-dead uncle, Alexander H. Stephens.   He was the vice president of the Confederacy, a longtime Georgia politician who argued that enslavement was the  “normal and natural condition” of black people...

7:49 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

When Alexander and Brendan Stephens were growing up in Athens, their childhoods were filled with stories of their long-dead uncle, Alexander H. Stephens.   He was the vice president of the Confederacy, a longtime Georgia politician who argued that enslavement was the  “normal and natural condition” of black people...
Descendants of Alexander Stephens want his statue out of U.S. Capitol
 Descendants of Alexander H. Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, want to remove the statue of Stephens from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. In an open letter to Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly, brothers Alexander Stephens and Brendan Stephens wrote: “Confederate monuments need to come down. Put...

4:15 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Descendants of Alexander H. Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, want to remove the statue of Stephens from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. In an open letter to Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly, brothers Alexander Stephens and Brendan Stephens wrote: “Confederate monuments need to come down. Put...
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