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Celebrating two 95-year-old Atlanta icons — Charlie Loudermilk, Christine King Farris

By Maria Saporta In the span of three days, Atlanta honored two of its 95-year-old icons. A celebration of life was held in honor of Charlie Loudermilk Sr., who died on Aug. 3. The event, held at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in the heart of Buckhead, was one-of-a-kind for Atlanta. For 90 minutes, […]

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Center for Civil and Human Rights gives us timely inspiration

For me, the Power to Inspire gala – the benefit for the Center for Civil and Human Rights – inspired a sense of gratitude for what we have in our town.

The Center will celebrate its fourth anniversary next month, and it’s hard to imagine an Atlanta without this touchpoint for our community. It combines in one place our unique place in the history of civil and human rights.

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Atlanta commemorates 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

It was a day of sad memories as Atlanta marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of its hometown spiritual leader – Martin Luther King Jr. – on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

At the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, King’s family gathered at King’s crypt to lay a wreath and to commemorate the actual moment of King’s death 50 years ago.