Lonnie C. King, Jr. and Constance Curry are two lifelong activists and educators who were active in the Atlanta Student Movement that led up to the march. The movement in Atlanta fought for racial integration through boycotts of downtown businesses and sit-ins at Rich’s Department store. It was largely galvanized by the landmark sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960.
In 2013, King and Curry appeared at the Cyclorama for a conversation following a screening of the documentary King: A Filmed Record, an event co-sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
They joined us in our studios to talk a little about the Atlanta Student Movement and Dr. King’s image in the public imagination.
Note: This story originally aired on WABE on Aug. 28, 2013.