The Chattahoochee River is not only a natural resource for metro Atlanta, it’s also a financial powerhouse.
A $1 million grant from the National Park Service to renovate two historic homes in Vine City is a sign that finally Atlanta is grasping the value of preserving our unique Black history on the Westside.
Two historic, but dilapidated homes in Atlanta’s Vine City, will be preserved thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Park Service.
A major redevelopment intended to brighten Sweet Auburn’s future with deeply affordable housing might also mean losing a significant piece of the legendary African American neighborhood’s past.
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.
Morris Brown’s Fountain Hall will get a new roof, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grant.
Thanks to an $83,500 grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation, the National Parks Service will open the doors of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park for 16 days – from Jan. 19 through Feb. 3.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has just been expanded.
The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced the acquisition of 18.5 acres of key riverfront property in Forsyth County. It will add nearly 1,000 feet of frontage along the Chattahoochee River in Cumming.
An exhaustive effort is underway to catapult the international recognition of the modern Civil Rights movement in the South.
Thanks to a grant from the Alabama Department of Tourism, Georgia State University is shepherding the effort to get about a dozen Civil Rights landmarks to be nominated as World Heritage sites.
An axis of peace. That’s probably the best way to define the relationship between two of Atlanta’s greatest leaders and their families – the late Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Jimmy Carter.
It is a special multi-layered relationship that keeps building upon a shared foundation of non-violence, human and civil rights. And both MLK Jr. and Carter were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.