Archive for April 2019

Great Fire of 1917

Every city seems to have their story of a great fire, and Atlanta is no different. In 1917, over the course of 10 hours, we would lose 73 square blocks, more than 300 acres, 1938 b...

Collier Heights

Collier Heights development began slowly in the 1910s, with homes for white Atlantans. As WWII came to a close and housing shortages hit the city, African Americans began to purcha...

Women of Sweet Auburn

When we share the history of Atlanta, so many stories are focused on men. I myself was guilty...until a women's real estate group asked me to tell the stories of the women of Aubur...

The Columbians

The first post-World War II, Neo-Nazi group in America organized right here in Atlanta. Only in formal existence for one year, the Columbians were still able to inflict fear, hatre...