Civil Rights Legends in Atlanta State Capitol

August 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm (Atlanta, Civil Rights) (, , , , , , , )

The gathering at the State Capitol building in Atlanta

To honor the August 28, 1963 March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, two civil rights icons spoke on the civil rights movement Tuesday in the state capitol in Atlanta.

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who helped Dr. King establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and U. S. Congressman John Lewis, former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1963-66), spoke about that day 49 years ago when they weren’t sure who would show up for the March, and then were overwhelmed by the enormous crowds. Read the rest of this entry »

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