Rosalind Bentley

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Rosalind Bentley is a reporter for the Enterprise team.

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Thousands join March for Humanity to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
 Fifty years ago on Monday, the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was carried past the State Capitol while thousands grieved his death. But it was the spirit of Dr. King that prevailed in those same precincts on Monday — and there was both joy and resolve in the air. The March for Humanity, which retraced part of King’s funeral...

Posted: 14 days ago

Fifty years ago on Monday, the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was carried past the State Capitol while thousands grieved his death. But it was the spirit of Dr. King that prevailed in those same precincts on Monday — and there was both joy and resolve in the air. The March for Humanity, which retraced part of King’s funeral...
Thousands march downtown to  commemorate MLK’s funeral procession
 The March for Humanity — more than 2,000 strong and commemorating the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago to the day — started down Auburn Avenue toward downtown at 12:55 p.m. Singing “I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “This Little Light of Mine...

Posted: 14 days ago

The March for Humanity — more than 2,000 strong and commemorating the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago to the day — started down Auburn Avenue toward downtown at 12:55 p.m. Singing “I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “This Little Light of Mine...
For MLK funeral, some Georgia Tech students played a key role
 The past week of Martin Luther King Jr. observances stirred Henry Cotten’smemory. He opened an old photo album in his Dunwoody home and leafed through pages, stopping at images from April 9, 1968. Staring back at him was a picture of himself as a 22-year-old Georgia Tech engineering major. In it, Cotten stares expectantly at the camera...

Posted: 15 days ago

The past week of Martin Luther King Jr. observances stirred Henry Cotten’smemory. He opened an old photo album in his Dunwoody home and leafed through pages, stopping at images from April 9, 1968. Staring back at him was a picture of himself as a 22-year-old Georgia Tech engineering major. In it, Cotten stares expectantly at the camera...
Town halls offer forums in wake of March for Our Lives
 About a dozen people attended the first of two town hall meetings in metro Atlanta on Saturday organized by the growing student-led March For Our Lives movement birthed after the Parkland school shooting in February. The gathering at Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers was titled “Stop School Shootings Now” and drew concerned parents...

Posted: 16 days ago

About a dozen people attended the first of two town hall meetings in metro Atlanta on Saturday organized by the growing student-led March For Our Lives movement birthed after the Parkland school shooting in February. The gathering at Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers was titled “Stop School Shootings Now” and drew concerned parents...
Bell tolls 39 times to mark the loss of Martin Luther King Jr.
 Thirty-nine bells.  A bell for each year of a life cut short.  Each toll a reminder of Auburn Avenue. Morehouse. Montgomery. Birmingham. Selma. Oslo. Memphis.  Against the backdrop of a their parents’ crypt sitting on an island in the middle of a freshly restored crystal blue reflecting pool, members of Martin Luther...

Posted: 19 days ago

Thirty-nine bells.  A bell for each year of a life cut short.  Each toll a reminder of Auburn Avenue. Morehouse. Montgomery. Birmingham. Selma. Oslo. Memphis.  Against the backdrop of a their parents’ crypt sitting on an island in the middle of a freshly restored crystal blue reflecting pool, members of Martin Luther...
His children gather to mark the loss of Martin Luther King Jr.
 The bell tolled 39 times.  Thirty-nine, for each year of a life cut short.  Each toll a reminder of Auburn Avenue. Morehouse. Montgomery. Birmingham. Selma. Oslo. Memphis.  Against the backdrop of a their parents’ crypt, which sat on an island in the middle of a  crystal blue reflecting pool, members of Martin Luther...

Posted: 19 days ago

The bell tolled 39 times.  Thirty-nine, for each year of a life cut short.  Each toll a reminder of Auburn Avenue. Morehouse. Montgomery. Birmingham. Selma. Oslo. Memphis.  Against the backdrop of a their parents’ crypt, which sat on an island in the middle of a crystal blue reflecting pool, members of Martin Luther...
Lester Maddox turned the Capitol into a fortress during MLK’s funeral
 Lester Maddox, Georgia’s segregationist governor, despised Martin Luther King Jr. He once called King “an enemy of our country” and bragged that he’d been elected despite King and the growing power of the Civil Rights Movement. So, when King was assassinated, Maddox was sparing in his public comments about King&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

Lester Maddox, Georgia’s segregationist governor, despised Martin Luther King Jr. He once called King “an enemy of our country” and bragged that he’d been elected despite King and the growing power of the Civil Rights Movement. So, when King was assassinated, Maddox was sparing in his public comments about King&rsquo...
AJC exclusive: Sandy Springs man finds new photos of MLK funeral
 The few times Ken Guthrie has shared a couple of 50-year-old black and white photos with his students at Georgia State University, they have struggled to identify the event depicted in the  images. There’s a mule-drawn wagon and crowds of people surrounding it. The people are well-dressed in mourning clothes. One or two students...

Posted: 21 days ago

The few times Ken Guthrie has shared a couple of 50-year-old black and white photos with his students at Georgia State University, they have struggled to identify the event depicted in the images. There’s a mule-drawn wagon and crowds of people surrounding it. The people are well-dressed in mourning clothes. One or two students...
Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled at Georgia Tech on April 5
 As the 50th anniversary of the King assassination approaches, a quiet but bold woman whose actions catapulted him into the national spotlight will receive a rare honor for a female civil rights figure. On April 5, the day after the nation observes the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, an interactive installation depicting the later...

8:04 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

As the 50th anniversary of the King assassination approaches, a quiet but bold woman whose actions catapulted him into the national spotlight will receive a rare honor for a female civil rights figure. On April 5, the day after the nation observes the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, an interactive installation depicting the later...
Four white men raped a black coed and her case became a landmark
 The night was near its end and it had been a glorious one for the two couples sitting in a car at the edge of a Tallahassee, Fla., park in one of the town’s black neighborhoods. The girls were dressed in ballgowns and the boys in their formal best, having just attended the Orange and Green Ball at Florida A&M University, where they...

5:05 AM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

The night was near its end and it had been a glorious one for the two couples sitting in a car at the edge of a Tallahassee, Fla., park in one of the town’s black neighborhoods. The girls were dressed in ballgowns and the boys in their formal best, having just attended the Orange and Green Ball at Florida A&M University, where they...
5 questions with new HBCU documentary director Stanley Nelson
 As a documentary filmmaker, Stanley Nelson has long trained his lens on the black experience in America. From his early film, “Soldiers Without Swords,” which laid out the history of the independent African-American press, to his unflinching look at the murder of Emmett Till, Nelson has explored the triumphs and nadirs, joys and...

10:30 PM Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

As a documentary filmmaker, Stanley Nelson has long trained his lens on the black experience in America. From his early film, “Soldiers Without Swords,” which laid out the history of the independent African-American press, to his unflinching look at the murder of Emmett Till, Nelson has explored the triumphs and nadirs, joys and...