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Martin Luther King March & Rally

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Rev. Dr. James Edward Orange, chair of the Africa/African American RenaissanceFestival, received the Chairman's Award. Hired by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of the first field staffers, Orange was instrumental in mobilizing youth throughout the civil rights movement, making a significant impact on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Orange was instrumental in the election of Nelson Mandela as President and has continued to help with transportation needs in South Africa. The Birmingham. AL native served as the Community and Religious Coordinator for the AFL-CIO, Southern Region in Atlanta, GAGrand Marshall

  • Martin Luther King, III
  • Elder Bernice King
  • Georgia's Congressional Congregation
  • City of Atlanta 'Mayor Kasim Reed'
  • City of Atlanta 'City Council'
  • and a host of other leaders through out the country..

Honorary Marshalls

  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery
  • Mrs. Evelyn G. Lowery
  • Ambassador Andrew Young


  • M. L. King, Jr., March Committee, City of Atlanta,
  • Georgians for Gun Safety,
  • Kiss 104.1, Radio One, V103.3, East Point Fire Dept.,
  • City of Atlanta Fire Dept., CWA Local 3204,
  • SCLC/WOMEN, Inc., Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda,
  • UAW Local 10, QuikTrip, AFSCME, Miller Lite, Honest Tea,

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