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Over four consecutive days in February 1961, roughly 80 activists—including nine at a coffee shop on Forsyth Street—were arrested and refused bail, testing the limits of the county jail.
Morehouse College commencement speaker Robert F. Smith made the biggest headlines when he announced he would pay the student debt of the entire graduating class, but this year's group of Atlanta University Center commencement speakers also included a Hawks basketball legend and the mayor of Atlanta. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom and advice from the speeches.
Dr. Kevin E. James is the latest to take on the task of restoring Morris Brown College’s accreditation, a crucial key in keeping the historically black college afloat. Here, he answers a few questions on his vision for the school.
Marcelite Jordan Harris studies the lists of names, trying to arrange a seating chart that will please 200 guests. As the first African American woman to become a two-star general, she once managed a $260 billion budget and oversaw maintenance of every single U.S. Air Force aircraft. But configuring tables for the Chautauqua Circle’s 100th-anniversary luncheon, now that’s a logistical challenge.