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GSU multicultural series explores Black Panther revolutionary images

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
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Donald Trump appeal for black votes falls on deaf ears

Donald Trump made a pitch for black votes, in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-white suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African-American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”
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George Curry, pioneering black journalist leaves a bold legacy

Civil rights and pioneering black political journalist George E. Curry, who died suddenly on Aug. 20 of heart failure, is being remembered this week as the dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers ...

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time,' remembered

Boxing great Muhammad Ali, who dazzled a generation with his athleticism, tauted his opponents with his rhymes, and left both men and women envious of his “beautiful” physique and face, was laid to rest June 9 ad 10 at memorial ...
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Muhammad Ali,'the Greatest of All Time,' dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s greatest, who won the heavyweight title three times and became America’s goodwill ambassador to the world, died June 3 of septic shock at a hospital in Phoenix, AZ, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said.
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Gresham Library patrons will discuss biography of Obama’s mother

Book club members will discuss “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother” by Janny Scott on May 2 at the Gresham Library.
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Storyteller explores lives of historical figures

Storyteller Jerry G. White will bring to life peanut farmer and inventor George Washington Carver and a host of other noted African-Americans on Feb. 13 at the Decatur Library.
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Films capture struggles

Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Selma, Lord, Selma” will be screened at DeKalb Library branches for Black History Month.
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Lynwood Park students who integrated DeKalb Schools to be honored

Seventeen students from the all-black Lynwood Park High and Elementary School who integrated DeKalb County Schools in 1967 will be recognized at a Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner by the city of Brookhaven.

Georgia NAACP president to keynote Emory’s King Day fete

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP, is the featured speaker at Emory University’s King Week celebration and community service awards program on Jan. 21.
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Morehouse most famous graduate celebrated with talk, rally and more

Morehouse College is celebrating its most famous graduate, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a march, conversations, discussions, an open house and the screening of a powerful documentary on the civil rights movement.
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New sculptor for King statute expected by April

The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. slated for the Georgia State Capitol is now more than a year away as the state searches for a new sculptor.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Timeline of His Life

1929 Martin Luther King Jr. is born on Auburn Avenue on

An Enduring Legacy

As we prepare to celebrate the 31th annual Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 18, the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are as enduring as ever.
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