Sunday, September 30, 2012
Atlanta Voters United and Morehouse College came together to register hundreds of students for the first time.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Submitted by Gloria Locke The immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rang triumphantly across the campus of Morehouse College on Thursday as hundreds of young men marched in the direction of the statue of the man credited with delivery of the most renowned speech of the 20th Century. A portion of the dream of this iconic leader was well illustrated as The Renaissance Men of Morehouse filed into the lobby of King Chapel pausing only to stop at registration booths manned by a team of male members from Atlanta Voters United. Side-by-side the Morehouse Student Government Association, led by President Anre Washington and the local grass-roots organization entertained questions and electronically validated the voting status of students…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Joseph Lowery spoke about voter suppression laws at Clark Atlanta University's 2012 Convocation Ceremony on Tuesday, September 18th.
The 91 year-old Civil Rights legend, Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery was the keynote speaker at Clark Atlanta University's 2012 Convocation on Tuesday morning. The Historic Black College that sits in the shadow of downtown Atlanta greeted Dr. Lowery with a thunderous clap as he entered the gym and took his seat on stage. Dr. Lowery spoke of how and why this election is crucial. He said that there are forces that are trying to take away, "everything we have fought and died for." The so-called voter suppression laws that are on the books in over 30 states, are intended to "bring us back," he said. Bring us back to the old days when the poor and blacks had less political power. Joseph Lowery was able to give first hand stories of how it was …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Passion and civic pride set the tone on the CAU campus Tuesday as hundreds of students register to vote.
Article submitted by Gloria Locke, Photos by Darlene Whittington Passion and civic pride set the tone on the CAU campus Tuesday as hundreds of students came together in red and black to participate in the process of becoming registered voters. Armed with the theme, “The Movement Must Continue,” the university dedicated its opening convocation to the civil rights struggle and voter registration. Following the lead of campus leaders, the students were first inspired by an igniting message from civil rights icon, Dr. Joseph Lowery who reminded the gathering that the right to vote for African Americans literally came into being as a result of the blood, sweat and tears of past generations. In view of changes to voter ID requirements and other …