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Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church in Atlanta

USA Today reports that police are looking for the suspects, two white men who were caught on surveillance camera placing Confederate flags on the grounds at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, next to a #BlackLivesMatter poster last week.

From the article:

Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, said leaving the flags near the church was a message of hate, not heritage.

“It is a hateful act,” he said. “I view it as an effort to intimidate us in some way, and […]

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Photo of Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight and Sam Courtney at a press conference at Rafu Gallery, Washington, DC, January 15, 1981.

Martin Luther King Day and Stevie Wonder

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968, but his holiday wasn’t celebrated until November 17th, 1986, nearly 20 years later.

Writing for Cuepoint on Medium, Marcus Baram, journalist and author of the biography “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”, explores how the holiday came to be through the dedicated intervention of Stevie Wonder, musical prodigy and multi-Grammy winning recording artist.

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