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This September 22nd marks the 116th anniversary of the Atlanta Race Massacre. If you’re a long time listener, you may remember I covered this in Episode 19. But what you may also r...

Mozley Park

This week, we’re talking about Mozley Park, a neighborhood in SW Atlanta, bordered by I-20 along the South, MLK Jr Drive on the North, and the Atlanta Beltline on the East. Its pla...

Even after the ability to legally drink, moonshine has always maintained its popularity. In 1951, that would turn deadly. A white Gainesville bootlegger named John “Fat” Hardy supp...

This week, I am sharing the latest oral history that I was able to do with Ms. Mary Ann Hightower, who grew up amidst the dairy farms of East Atlanta. We talk about her parents, he...

Mayors - Part I

Atlanta has had 59 mayors, including our most recent, Andre Dickens and I thought it would be fun to look back from the first and learn about who these men and women were, what the...

Sherwood Forest

This week’s mini episode is all about Sherwood Forest. No, no, not the mythical woods from Robin Hood, but the mid-century, Atlanta neighborhood tucked next to Ansley Park, just of...

This week, I’m excited to share my interview with Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, as she describes the late 1800s red light district of Collins Street, prostitution in early Atlanta, th...

Tattooing

In more modern history, Atlanta is known as an epicenter of Black tattoo artists, but I was looking to see how far back our story with tattooing went - and surprisingly it wasn’t v...

Butler Street YMCA

The Butler Street YMCA (22 Jesse Hill Jr Drive) is my favorite building in Atlanta. Why? Because this one building has Black history, Jewish history, white history, and it’s the em...

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