Guest article by Peter C. Correa
President - AIU Atlanta
AIU is proud to have been one of the sponsors and participants in the many activities associated with the 2012 Delta Civil Rights Game Weekend that were held in Atlanta, Georgia on August 17th and 18th, 2012. This annual event is designed to pay tribute to all of those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans.
Peter C. Correa (President of AIU Atlanta) attended the Baseball and Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion that was conducted at the Carter Center on August 17th, 2012. The roundtable participants (including Julian Bond, Don Newcombe and Mel Pender) discussed the pivotal role Baseball has played in the civil rights movement and the game's continued presence as a social institution in American society. Henry Aaron and Frank Robinson were also part of the program.
On August 18th, Dr. George P. Miller (President and Chancellor of AIU) and Peter C. Correa (President of AIU Atlanta) headed up a 10 person delegation from AIU who attended the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. During this signature event of the Civil Rights Game, Dodgers Legend Don Newcombe, the founding members of Earth, Wind and Fire and Congressman John Lewis were all well deserving recipients of 2012 MLB Beacon Awards.
After the luncheon, Dr. Miller and LTC Correa lead the AIU contingent to the actual 2012 Civil Rights Game at Turner Field between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. Although the home team lost, everyone was a winning participant in this meaningful and significant event.
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