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Civil rights photographer releases second book of images from Jim Crow South

“A Civil Rights Journey,” by Dr. Doris Derby shows photographs of defining moments in American history and presents candid stills of Muhammad Ali, Alice Walker and Fannie Lou Hamer. By Allison Joyner Dr. Doris Derby’s latest book, “A Civil Rights Journey,” uses photographs from her time living in Mississippi from 1963 to 1972 to illustrate […]

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Youth empowerment and equitable design in Clarkston

By Guest Columnist HUDSON McGAUGHEY, undergraduate engineering student at Georgia Tech

On a blistering July day this summer, I strolled down the side of the road in Clarkston with three high school students, chatting and taking pictures. To others, we probably looked like another group of teenage boys, maybe looking for a place to cool off, and taking photos for Instagram. However, these pictures weren’t for social media. They were for research.

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Atlanta Public Schools opens Center for Equity + Social Justice

The first of its kind, the center’s mission is to help students thrive, not by accident but by design. By Allison Joyner Last month, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the district’s new Center for Equity + Social Justice (CESJ).  Dr. Tauheedah Baker-Jones, the district’s Chief Equity + Social Justice Officer, said […]