This story has been updated with information about memorial service. Willie Christine King Farris outlived everyone in her family who was part of her generation – specifically, her two brothers: Martin Luther King Jr. and A.D. King. On June 29, Mrs. Farris passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Angela Christine Farris Watkins. […]
The week in local news.
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, […]
As the sun was setting on Easter Sunday, Vine City community members gathered on Sunset Avenue to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The King Center is reimagining how it marks the holiday events around the national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and it has brought in more partners than ever before to expand its mission.
The City of Atlanta has backed away from a proposal to withdraw $17 million from the Eastside Tax Allocation District to plug a hole in the General Fund.
As we emerge from one of the darkest weekends in Atlanta’s history, a light is shining bright.
A signature event, the Beloved Benefit – planned for June 4, is being postponed until 2021.
What a journey!
Our 2020 Leadership Atlanta class on Saturday traveled to Montgomery and Selma to confront the more sordid aspects of our nation’s shameful past and present – while asking ourselves the question civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. asked 53 years ago: “Where do we go from here?”
A historic building on Atlanta’s Westside will be preserved thanks to a deal between the King Center and Westside Future Fund.
By Maria Saporta “The Dream Continues” That was one of the placards carried by one of the marchers at the 2020 King Week Holiday March on Monday afternoon. The King Holiday provides us all an opportunity to check in with the values and messages that Martin Luther King Jr. shared with us during his too […]
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its new Browns Mill Village on Oct. 9 – a new and innovative venture in affordable home ownership.
The King Center has agreed to postpone its planned demolition of the building at 220 Sunset Ave. – the building that was once the home of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson Jr.
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Atlanta Hawks took full advantage of the team’s relationship with its city and its native son.
I love Atlanta most during the annual King holiday week.
It gives us a moment reflect and recalibrate how well we’re doing in light of the lofty vision and ideals that Martin Luther King Jr. shared with us in his sermons, speeches and letters.
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.
When Bernice King took the stage Thursday night at the center named for her father, she said it’s been a busy week … And there’s a lot to do and to learn, said the panelists gathered at the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Their topic: winning together over racism, poverty and militarism.
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.
Although he didn’t attend the Salute to Greatness dinner on Jan. 13, President Donald Trump was certainly on the menu.
The Salute is the major fundraising event for the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (better known as the King Center), and it is held every year at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.