Chain Gang

While convict leasing, as a system, was abolished in Georgia in 1908, the chain gang era immediately followed and operated through 1955. Chain gangs installed water and sewer systems and smoothed and paved every. single. road you drive, bike, run or walk on today.

This week we’re covering the history of the chain gang, the Fulton County chain gang, the projects they worked on, the men and women they chained, beat and killed and the lasting legacy it left for us today.


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