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In 1881, not even two decades out of slavery, a group of Atlanta's African American washerwomen started the "Washing Society" and launched the fight for higher wages, respect and a...

Westview Cemetery is one of the largest in the Southeast, opening in 1884. Today I get to share how it got started, what that big tower is all about, and why I think everyone shoul...

Episode 20: East Atlanta

This week I got to explore the rich history of East Atlanta. Beginning with area's earliest Native American trade route, the site of the Battle of Atlanta, school desegregation and...

After promising this episode week after week, I'm finally bringing you the story of the 1906 Race Riot. Learn about what caused these 4 days of deadly violence, how it changed the ...

This week I was lucky to spend hours with former Chief Joe Tolbert, a 5th generation Atlanta firefighter. Today's episode covers all the amazing history of the Atlanta Fire Departm...

Possibly Atlanta most famous park, we've all visited at least once. Whether it's the Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown or the finish-line of the Peachtree Road Race...these are just ...

Episode 16: Summerhill

Summerhill is the neighborhood almost all of us have visited at least once, but probably had no idea. It holds stories of African American and Jewish settlement in Atlanta, one of ...

Episode 15: Prohibition

Atlanta and alcohol have a long, sordid history. From the colony of Georgia banning ardent spirits in 1735, to Fulton County taking 5 extra years to actually celebrate Repeal Day, ...

The Atlanta Public School system would be established by the City Council in 1869 and opening day would be in 1872. The first two high schools in the city were named Boys High and ...

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