This week, we’re talking about the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition. Opened for over 100 days, from September through December of that year, it would attract around 800K visitors from across the US and 13 different countries. In 1895, Atlanta had 75,000 people, of which 40% were African American, there were 125 miles of electric trolley lines and you could feel the energy about the upcoming exposition - good and bad.

Links:

"Race and the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition of 1895"

"The Atlanta Exposition"

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