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Lonnie King

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Lonnie King

Together with Atlanta University Center students, including Roslyn Pope, Julian Bond, Herschelle Sullivan, Carolyn Long, Frank Smith, Joseph Pierce and others, Lonnie authored An Appeal for Human Rights which was published March 9, 1960 as an advertisement in various Atlanta area newspapers. The Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR) began to take the lead initiating the Atlanta Student Civil Rights Movement, aka Atlanta Student Movement, beginning Sit-ins on March 15, 1960 in Atlanta area racially segregated establishments. Their goal was the complete desegregation of the society they lived in detailed in An Appeal for Human Rights. Lonnie continues to be actively involved in various related activities, including the 50th Anniversary of An Appeal for Human Rights and Atlanta Student Movement -- events starting March 15, 2010. Lonnie King, with COAHR, released the 50th Anniversary review and revision of An Appeal for Human Rights in March 2010. Lonnie King was Chairman of the 40th Anniversary of Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights which released An Appeal for Human Rights.

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Together with Atlanta University Center students, including Roslyn Pope, Julian Bond, Herschelle Sullivan, Carolyn Long, Frank Smith, Joseph Pierce and others, Lonnie authored An Appeal for Human Rights which was published March 9, 1960 as an advertisement in various Atlanta area newspapers. The Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR) began to take the lead initiating the Atlanta Student Civil Rights Movement, aka Atlanta Student Movement, beginning Sit-ins on March 15, 1960 in Atlanta area racially segregated establishments. Their goal was the complete desegregation of the society they lived in detailed in An Appeal for Human Rights. Lonnie continues to be actively involved in various related activities, including the 50th Anniversary of An Appeal for Human Rights and Atlanta Student Movement -- events starting March 15, 2010. Lonnie King, with COAHR, released the 50th Anniversary review and revision of An Appeal for Human Rights in March 2010. Lonnie King was Chairman of the 40th Anniversary of Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights which released An Appeal for Human Rights.