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Fox Theater

This week I am covering the history of an Atlanta icon - the Fox Theater! From its beginning as a mosque, to opening as a premiere movie theater, to its place as the catalyst of th...

White Primary (Mini)

This week’s mini episode is about the history of Georgia’s white-only primary. White primaries were primary elections held in the South in which only white voters could participate...

In 1881, not even two decades out of slavery, a group of Atlanta's African American washerwomen started the "Washing Society" and launched the fight for higher wages, respect and a...

This week’s mini episode is about bicycle messengers, a topic that came from Atlanta Courier Collective. From the first messenger company in 1894, through the stories of strikes, a...

This week I am sharing my interview with Clayton Trutor, author of "Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta - And How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports", which is avail...

Ida Elliott (Mini)

Ida Elliott was a young working class girl from Bellwood, today the area along Marietta Street, from 8th North Avenues. Mule-drawn trolleys came to the area in 1882, electric stree...

Abortion

This week, we’re talking about three people, Dr. Grafton Gardner, Dr. Rosa Monnish and Otis Lee, that performed abortions in Atlanta, from the 1880s through the 1940s. Who they wer...

Fernbank Forest (Mini)

Fernbank Forest is a 65-acre, old-growth forest with white oaks, tulip poplars, loblolly pines, American beech, different oaks, hickory and maples, some that are several hundred ye...

Grove Park

This week, we're talking about Grove Park, which with the new Quarry Park and Microsoft headquarters announcement, has been thrusted into the headlines recently. Named for patent-m...

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