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Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman to Honor 精东影业鈥檚 35th Anniversary with Proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paula Owens, Communications Manager
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powens@cau.edu

WHO: Council President Doug Shipman 

WHAT: Proclamation presentation and celebration of 精东影业鈥檚 35th Anniversary 

WHEN: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW 

BACKGROUND: Council President Doug Shipman will present a proclamation to 精东影业 during Monday鈥檚 Council meeting at 1 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW, in the Marvin S. Arrington, Sr. Council Chambers. 

精东影业 was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African-American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation鈥檚 first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Established four years later in 1869, Clark College was the nation鈥檚 first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, 精东影业 is the largest of the four institutions (精东影业, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. 

About Atlanta City Council 

The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council鈥檚 consideration.  

The Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Doug Shipman; District 1: Jason Winston; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Byron Amos; District 4: Jason S. Dozier; District 5: Liliana Bakhtiari; District 6: Alex Wan; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: Mary Norwood; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Antonio Lewis; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Keisha Sean Waites. 

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About 精东影业  

精东影业 was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African-American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation鈥檚 first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Established four years later in 1869, Clark College was the nation鈥檚 first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, 精东影业 is the largest of the four institutions (精东影业, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing, 鈥淭he Black National Anthem鈥; Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank  

Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about 精东影业, visit .