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'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK - WRCB-TV

(AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The... In Ferguson, Missouri, where one fatal shooting caused weeks of violent protests, leading black members of Congress pressed for further reforms of the criminal justice system in the name of equality. William Lacy Clay at Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson as they took up King's legacy in light of the recent deaths. "We need to be outraged when local law enforcement and the justice system repeatedly allow young, unarmed black men to encounter police and then wind up dead with no consequences," said Clay, a St. Louis Democrat. In Selma, Winfrey marched with "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, actor David Oyelowo, who portrayed King in the movie, and the rapper Common. They marched to Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, where civil rights protesters were beaten and tear-gassed in 1965. "Every single person who was on that bridge is a hero," Winfrey told the marchers before they walked up the bridge as the sun went... Common and John Legend performed their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" from the film as marchers crested the top of the bridge amid the setting sun. Winfrey said the marchers remember "Martin Luther King as an idea, Selma as an idea and what can happen with strategy, with discipline and with love. " Winfrey played the civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in the movie, which was nominated for two Oscars, in categories of best picture and best original song. "The idea is that hope and possibility is real," Winfrey said afterward of the civil rights movement in Selma. If they could do that, imagine what now can be accomplished with the opportunity through social media and connection, the opportunity through understanding that absolutely we are more alike than we are different. "Selma" chronicled the campaign leading up to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and the subsequent passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Law enforcement officers used clubs and tear gas on March 7, 1965 - "Bloody Sunday" - to rout marchers intent on walking some 50 miles to Montgomery, the Alabama capital, to seek the right for blacks to register to vote. A new march, led by King, started March 21 of that. Source: www.wrcbtv.com

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  • Georgia: Dr. King's Children End One Suit Over Legacy

    01/23/15 ,via New York Times

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have resolved one of two legal disputes dividing them. The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. on Thursday dropped a lawsuit it had filed in August 2013 against the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for

  • 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

    01/18/15 ,via WRCB-TV

    And in Georgia, King's legacy also was being celebrated at the church he pastored in Atlanta. The current pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, said the annual King holiday is a time when "all of God's children are busy spreading

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  • Secession Debated: Georgia's Showdown in 1860

    Oxford University Press. 1992. ISBN: 9780199923472,0199923477. 192 pages.

    The critical northern antebellum debate matched the rhetorical skills of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in an historic argument over the future of slavery in a westward-expanding America. Two years later, an equally historic oratorical showdown between secessionists and Unionists in Georgia generated as much popular interest south of the Mason-Dixon line, and perhaps had an even more profound immediate effect on the future of the United States. With Abraham Lincoln's "Black Republican" triumph in the presidential election of 1860 came ardent secessionist sentiment in the South. But Unionists were equally zealous and while South Carolina--a bastion of Disunionism since 1832--seemed certain to secede; the other fourteen slave states were far from decided. In the deep South, the road to disunion depended much on the actions of Georgia, a veritable microcosm of the divided South and geographically in the middle of the Cotton South. If Georgia went for the Union, secessionist South Carolina could be isolated. So in November of 1860 all the eyes of Dixie turned to tiny Milledgeville, pre-war capital of Georgia, for a legislative confrontation that would help chart the course toward civil war. In Secession Debated, William W. Freehling and Craig M. Simpson have for the first time collected the seven surviving speeches and public letters of this greatest of southern debates over disunion, providing today's reader with a unique window into a moment of American crisis. Introducing the debate and debaters in compelling fashion, the editors help bring to life a sleepy Southern town suddenly alive with importance as a divided legislature met to decide the fate of Georgia, and by extension, that of the nation. We hear myriad voices, among them the energetic and self-righteous governor Joseph E. Brown who, while a slaveholder and secessionist, was somewhat suspect as a native North Georgian; Alexander H. Stephens, the eloquent Unionist whose "calm dispassionate approach" ultimately backfired; and fiery secessionist Robert Toombs who, impatient with Brown's indecisiveness and the caution of the Unionists, shouted to legislators: "Give me the sword! but if you do not place it in my hands, before God! I will take it." The secessionists' Henry Benning and Thomas R.R. Cobb as well as the Unionists Benjamin Hill and Herschel Johnson also speak to us across the years, most with eloquence, all with the patriotic, passionate conviction that defined an era. In the end, the legislature adopted a convention bill which decreed a popular vote on the issue in early January, 1861. The election results were close, mirroring the intense debate of two months before: 51% of Georgians favored immediate secession, a slim margin which the propaganda-conscious Brown later inflated to 58%. On January 19th the Georgia Convention sanctioned secession in a 166-130 vote, and the imminent Confederacy had its Southern hinge. Secession Debated is a colorful and gripping tale told in the words of the actual participants, one which sheds new light on one of the great and hitherto neglected verbal showdowns in American history. It is essential to a full understanding of the origins of the war between the states.

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  • It’s past time for an upgrade of UGA’s iconic Sanford Stadium

    01/24/15 ,via ugafans.blog.ajc.com

    Unfortunately, they have a long way to go to make that the case at Sanford Stadium. Bill King is an Athens native and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A lifelong Bulldogs fan ...

  • MLK Freedom breakfast celebrates student success, community involvement

    01/24/15 ,via Red and Black

    He came over here and studied Martin Luther King at the University of Georgia Richard Russell Library.” The UGA libraries, with the help of Jeff Montgomery from the Public Information Office of Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, put together ...

  • King America Finishing signs new consent order

    01/23/15 ,via WJCL News

    King America Finishing, a Screven County based textile company has signed a consent order with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The company was fined $150,000 for exceeding limits of its wastewater permit. 39,000 fish were killed in the ...

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Georgia King, Actress: One Day. Georgia King was born on November 18, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and director, known for One Day (2011), The ...

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Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is a Scottish actress. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 3.1 Television 3.2 Film 4 References 5 External links ...

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