APN) ATLANTA — Fifteen historical interactive markers are currently being erected around the Atlanta University Center to memorialize the student movement that sparked the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta back in 1960. At unveiling is to take place on tomorrow, Saturday, November 01, 2014. On June 07, 2010, a Commission was created to identify locations where these historical actions took […]Read more
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(APN) ATLANTA — Earlier this week, Atlanta’s new National Civil and Human Rights Museum opened to the public. The museum is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr., Boulevard, between the World of Coca-Cola museum and the Georgia Aquarium. The land was donated by Coca-Cola. The museum cost 80 million dollars to build, relying to a great extent on corporate donors. […]Read more
(APN) ATLANTA — John Patrick Judge, an activist and historian who studied covert government operations and political assassination theories, and who worked as an aide for U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and later on her 2008 campaign as the Green Party nominee for President of the U.S., died at the age of 66. Judge died on April 15, 2014, […]Read more
By Arit Essien, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News. Photograph courtesy of Sekondi Landry. (APN ATLANTA — In a move that will bring the State of Georgia closer to honoring the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. only steps from his birth home, members of the Georgia Senate voted Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to approve […]Read more
(APN) ATLANTA — How is it that in Atlanta, Georgia, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, the powers of corporate wealth and the bourgeoisie have managed to destroy public housing, decimate low-income communities, privatize public schools, privatize Grady Hospital, enact draconian anti-panhandling legislation, and carry out a war upon low-income people, despite the presence of so many non-profit […]Read more