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Metro Digest: Civil Rights Activist Evelyn Lowery Dies After Stroke

9/27/2013, 7:04 a.m.
Civil rights activist Evelyn Gibson Lowery, who with her husband the Rev. Joseph Lowery participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march ...
Reverend Joseph Lowery and wife Evelyn Gibson Lowery. Photo by Robert Johnson/CNN.

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Atlanta’s NAACP to Hold Gun Buyback Project

ATLANTA—The NAACP encourages concerned Georgia residents to show their support to end gun violence from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at John Howell Park, located at 983 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd in Atlanta.

Free food and entertainment will be provided and a host of public figures will share their concerns about gun violence. No firearms will be collected at that time.

Financial donations can be made online at NAACPAtlanta.org or at the branch office, located at 100 Edgewood Ave SW, Suite 1080 in Atlanta, until the gun buyback event takes place in November. For additional information, contact the NAACP branch office at 404-524-0580.

Auburn Avenue Research Library Hosts Events

ATLANTA—The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host renowned artist, James Eugene, who will facilitate an artist’s talk on his fine art exhibit, “The Neo African Dynasty” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.3 at 101 Auburn Avenue, N.E. This exhibition, which is now open until Nov. 3, is a visual fusion of Africana ancestry, non-Western cosmologies and fantasy techno-culture, which envisions borderless black futures rooted firmly in the African Diaspora experience. 

The library will also host “Dancing the Caribbean,” a community discussion with acclaimed choreographer, Lénablou, and her Trilogie Dance Company 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The dancers will discuss issues of identity, language, trauma, memory, and globalization through their work. The discussion will include dance demonstrations and a workshop session.

For more information, visit http://afpls.org/aarl.

Media Mogul Donates $100,000 to Local High School

ATLANTA—Entertainment star Tyler Perry announced he would donate $100,000 to Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta.

As The Atlanta Voice reported in mid-August, the school “built in 1924 as Georgia’s first public high school for black students, is showing signs of wear and neglect.” Parents, students, and alumni have been expressing outrage and concern, prior to Perry’s donation.