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It was 10 years ago this month that WABE partnered with StoryCorps Griot to record the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans here in Atlanta. Here is one of those conversations with Muriel Durley, who spoke with her husband, Gerald.

Closer Look: Julian Bond; March For Science; And More

Feb 16, 2017
Associated Press

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Eboni Lemon / WABE

Atlanta School Board chair Courtney English has officially declared his intent to run for Atlanta City Council post 1 at-large, a seat currently held by longtime councilman Michael Julian Bond. English filed documents with the city of Atlanta last Thursday declaring his intent.

Paul Sancya / Associated Press

Friends and family of Julian Bond are remembering him as a man who left a lasting, "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the world.

Bond's admirers gathered at the Lincoln Theater in Washington on Tuesday. He died in August at age 75 and was cremated in a private ceremony.

His wife, Pam Horowitz, told the crowd that she hopes they will honor Bond "by doing the work that consumed his life."

Dr. Horace Mann Bond © James Bond

 

At the start of the Great Depression, Horace Mann Bond, father of the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, journeyed into the rural South to document the condition of African-American schools.

The photos he brought back show what some at the time refused to believe -- that Southern black children wanted an education.

A new exhibit at Gallery L1 in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward is presenting these images to the public for the first time.

 

1930s Negatives

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