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Congressman John Lewis Honored at Urban League Gala

11/22/2013, 6 a.m.
ULGA President and CEO Nancy Flake Johnson presents 52nd Annual ULGA Equality Opportunity Day Champion of Justice & Equality Award to Congressman John Lewis. Photo courtesy of ULGA. Photo courtesy of ULGA.

Many of those spearheading the project include Atlanta’s own Andrew Young, Helene Gayle, Raphael Warnock and Robert Franklin, Chautauqua’s new director of the Religion Department.

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the historic lakeside village. Nine US presidents have spoken at Chautauqua and some of Atlanta’s best preachers have graced its pulpit.

Morehouse Students Hosted Fourth Annual ‘It’s On the House’

The men of Morehouse College rolled up their sleeves to serve their community with “It’s On the House” on Wednesday night, Nov. 2 at Archer Hall on the grounds of the campus.

During the evening, the students served dinner and offered haircuts, personal hygiene kits and coats to those in need, living within a five-mile radius of the Atlanta University Center.

President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. also took part in the Thanksgiving effort to feed the homeless.

The Hyatt Regency downtown and Hampton Inn provided items for the hygiene kits, and the local community service group Hop, Skip & Serve provided donations for the clothing drive.

Original Tuskegee Airman Val Archer remembers veterans

The Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. will conduct its annual Wreaths Across America ceremony noon Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at South-View Cemetery, 1990 Jonesboro Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

South-View Cemetery invites everyone to come and honor our heroes on this occasion.

The ceremony will be coordinated simultaneously at over 750 participating locations throughout the world. Wreaths will be laid to pay tribute to each branch of the military as well as to those soldiers who are still prisoners of war or missing in action.

The guest speaker will be Val Archer, a Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen, (DOTA). Reverend Gregory V. Eason, Sr. of St. Paul AME Church will provide the invocation, and the JROTC from The Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy under the direction of 1st Sgt. Mona Venning will present the flag.

To sponsor a wreath, or for more information about this event contact the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. at 404-622-5393, email info@southviewcemetery.com or write the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. 1990 Jonesboro Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

For more information about WAA, contact Karen Worcester, Executive Director 1-877- 385-9504 or email karen@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Georgia Women of Achievement Announces 2014 Inductees

MACON, Ga.– Georgia Women of Achievement will honor three new inductees at the 23rd annual Georgia Women of Achievement’s Induction Ceremony Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Wesleyan College. The ceremony honors women in Georgia who have made significant contributions in their chosen field of endeavor.

Rebecca Stiles Taylor (1879 - 1958), Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834 - 1907), and Bazoline Estelle Usher (1885 - 1992) will each be honored and inducted during the ceremony. They will join 76 other women who have been previously honored by Georgia Women of Achievement. Teya Ryan, president and executive director of Georgia Public Broadcasting, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker for the ceremony.