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ATRR Formed in 2005: Racial reconciliation group to meet in Newnan

The Newnan Times-Herald, March 11, 2012

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A Call for Papers

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation calls for a session proposal for Reconciliation in America national symposium.

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Birmingham Pledge Week 2009

Birmingham Pledge Week 2009 celebrated the 11th anniversary of the Birmingham Pledge

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UN International Year of Reconciliation 2009

UN International Year of Reconciliation 2009

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Murder in Black and White television series

“Murder in Black and White,” a documentary television series aired on TV One, October 2008

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Birmingham Pledge Week and Teen Summit

The Birmingham Pledge hosted its 10th anniversary celebration and its 9th Annual Teen Summit in Birmingham, AL, September 6-15, 2008

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The Global Convergence of Civil Rights and Human Rights Conference

The Birmingham Pledge hosted the conference in Birmingham, AL, April 30–May 2, 2008

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Leaders still seek justice for hate crimes: Reminders of work still to be done

OnlineAthens article focuses on Till Bill and the Moore’s Ford killings, April 5, 2008

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Annual march on the Moore’s Ford Bridge in Monroe, Georgia

The Moore's Ford Memorial Committee hosted a march on the Moore’s Ford Bridge, with US Rep. John Lewis, on April 4, 2008

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Philadelphia Coalition issues new call for justice

The Philadelphia Coalition of Neshoba County, Mississippi, issued a new call for justice in civil rights cases on March 29, 2008.

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Moore's Ford Memorial Committee Civil Rights bus tour

Moore's Ford Memorial Committee’s 1st Civil Rights Bus Tour on March 28-29, 2008

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Moore's Ford Memorial Committee hosts talent show

The Moore's Ford Memorial Committee hosted the Tri-County Talent Show/MLK Celebration on February 16, 2008

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Conference aims at racial justice, healing

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal coverage of the ATRR conference at the University of Mississippi on November 9-11, 2007

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Rep. John Lewis’s statement on the Till Bill

Rep. John Lewis issued a statement on passage of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Bill to the US Congress.

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Sherilynn Ifill’s appearance on CNN

University of Maryland School of Law professor Sherilynn Ifill on the CNN story “Symbol of Hate” about the recent appearance of nooses.

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Leo Frank Remembrances

Leo Frank, killed in Cobb County, GA in 1915 by a lynch mob, is being remembered again with three upcoming events.

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St. Petersburg Times article “Remembering Rosewood”

A feature story on remembering Rosewood, Florida, and the 1923 Rosewood Massacre .

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Thee Smith's 4/23/07 editorial in the Times-Herald of Newnan, Georgia

STAR member and Emory University Religion professor Theophus “Thee” Smith writes on the 1899 Sam Holt/Tom Wilkes lynching in Newnan, Georgia.

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Cemetery Workday — Moore's Ford Memorial Committee

April 21, 2007, cemetery workday to restore former slave cemetery.

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Moore’s Ford Spring Newsletter

Spring 2007 newsletter and upcoming events for the Moore’s Ford Memorial Committee .

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End of Till Case Draws Mixed Response

The Boston Globe's March 3, 2007 story about a Leflore County, Mississippi, grand jury’s decision not to return an indictment in the Emmett Till urder case.

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Memorial to recall lynching

The Moore's Ford Memorial Committee is working with Newnan (Georgia) area citizens to plan a memorial service for Sam Hose, who was lynched in Newnan in 1899.

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Feds charge James Ford Seale in 1964 murders

On January 24, 2007, the federal government charged reputed Klansman James Ford Seale in the 1964 murders of Henry Dee and Charles Moore. The Jackson Free Press has extensive coverage of the history of these murders, the search for Seale, and the charges against him.

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F.B.I. Is Reopening Civil Rights Deaths

The F.B.I. has reopened investigations of about 12 suspicious deaths from the civil rights era.

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Coalition to Remember the 1906 Race Riot holds centennial remembrance

The event held on September 21-24, 2006, marked the 100th anniversary of the 1906 race riot.

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Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases report

On May 25, 2006, the group released its Executive Summary to the residents of Greensboro, the City, the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project and other public bodies.

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