Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Black History Month, continued

Georgia’s unsung heroes in the civil rights movement. Look up these names and you'll be more educated for it.

Lonnie King, Jr. joined the civil rights movement as a student at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. While there, King survived a serious attack after acid was thrown in his face. He later became the president of the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP.

Lula Joe Williams became involved in the movement as a teenager in Alabama where she protested, marched, was arrested and beaten. She continues the fight today in Atlanta. The civil rights movement not only inspired African Americans to stand up and fight for their rights, many white Americans joined in the battle.

Constance Curry and Sara Parsons worked tirelessly behind the scenes of the movement. Parsons joined the “League of Women Voters” and her local school board to give a voice to those who had none.

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