Archive for May 2020

1880 Atlanta is a city of 40,000 people, 15 years out of the Civil War, and full force into Henry Grady's "New South". Fairs and expositions were important tools for bringing busin...

Chinese Community

This week, we're covering the history of Atlanta’s earliest Chinese citizens. In 1890, the entire state of Georgia had only 1.78% of residents with foreign patronage, so I wondered...

Atlanta Public Schools

This week, we're talking about school in Atlanta, from the period between 1869 - 1965. When did public school begin? Who was it for? What were it's issues? From day one, public sch...

Avondale Estates

This week, we’re covering Avondale Estates, the mastermind behind it, and how the neighborhood housing stock covers two distinct periods in American history. Before Avondale, there...

DeFoor Murders

This week is about a 141-year old, unsolved, double murder of Martin and Susan DeFoor, in what is today one of the fastest changing parts of Atlanta. This is a story of crime, race...

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