2017 Ida B. Wells-Barnett Birthday Celebration

Descendants of Ida B. Wells with the Mayor of Holly Springs (David Duster, Tiana L. Ferrell, Kelvin O. Buck, Horace Cross, and Michelle Duster) The annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Commemorative Banquet was held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Holly Springs, Mississippi (Wells-Barnett’s hometown). The annual event highlights the legacy of…

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Birthday celebration at Three Southern Girls Tea Room

Atlanta Free Speech’s, Director of Marketing, Kimberly M. Fletcher celebrated her birthday with fabulous family and friends at TP Productions Dinner Theatre and Three Southern Girls Tea Room.  The “partea” consisted of delectable sweet treats, lunch, and of course specialty tea.  The atmosphere was very sophisticated, professional and absolutely fitting…

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Women Entrepreneurs Day celebration at Georgia State Capitol

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) takes place on Wednesday, November 19th, 2015 at the United Nations and livestreamed in 144 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). This monumental event is in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, and will be the world’s largest celebration of women innovators and job creators…

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Celebration of Black History

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, which is almost 50 years the Thirteenth Amendment abolished “legalized” slavery in the United States. In this year, the Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro…

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Atlanta NAACP annual Emancipation Proclamation celebration

On Thursday, January 1, 2015, Atlanta NAACP will hold its annual Jubilee Day celebration in observance of the Emancipation Proclamation at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The Jubilee Day celebration will highlight disparities in the recent killing of African-American males and how they are profiled and murdered without justifiable…

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Kwanzaa:history of the celebration of unity and African roots

Though many Americans don’t know much about Kwanzaa, it’s a beautiful holiday that all can share and celebrate African heritage and unity. Dates Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 through January 1st. History Established by Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a holiday that honors African heritage and celebrates family, community,…

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Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Birthday Celebration

“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” If the quote happens to look familiar, take a look at the top right corner of Atlanta Free Speech’s website to confirm your curiosity. This is a quote by the NAACP co-founder,…

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Juneteenth celebration

Juneteenth is a celebration of liberation that dates back to Galveston, Texas in 1865.  It commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States when Major General Gordon Granger delivered the General Order Number 3 enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation had become official 2 years earlier and ordered…

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