In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States, TheCityFix salutes the courageous leaders of nonviolent activism and the civil rights movement, especially those who fought hard for equality on public transportation.
Augusta hopes to build a better bus system by hiring a private management company to operate it. In December, the city sent out a bid request that seeks a company to run Augusta Public Transit. Commissioner Joe Bowles said the goal is to get the most benefit from available transit funds.
Two decades ago, 22 black leaders gathered for a retreat on farmland in rural Tennessee once owned by writer Alex Haley. The reason for the gathering, which included historian John Hope Franklin and civil rights matriarch Dorothy Height, was to address growing rates of poverty among black children.| Read more >