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Eugenics

Eugenics may seem like ancient history, but it was considered progressive reform at the turn of the 20th century, and women's groups across America prompted the theory and it's rel...

This week we're covering the Georgia Institute of Technology. Created as part of the 'New South' creed to fast-tract industrial education, it began as a school focused on teaching ...

This week I pulled an episode that my Patreon supporters heard back in July. The 1897 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill strike is all about the racial division between the working poor of...

Epidemics - Part II

If you go back far enough, Atlanta has dealt with an issue. It's fascinating to see how people living a century ago handled the same worries and fears, but reading about historical...

Dr. Roderick Badger

Dr. Roderick Badger was Atlanta's first African American dentist - and that's all I ever knew about him. But his story - the son of an enslaved mother and white father, who was fre...

Macedonia/Bagley Park

The story of Macedonia Park (later called Bagley Park, and today renamed Frankie Allen Park), is vital to understanding how institutional and structural racism works and what the l...

Inman Park - Part II

This week, we're covering the second half of Inman Park's story - from 1895, through the present day. A neighborhood that began for the wealthy, white, Atlanta elite, it's resident...

Inman Park - Part I

Built as the first planned suburb for Atlanta’s white elite, it spurred the creation of Edgewood Avenue, the first electric streetcar and sadly, demolished worker housing to do so....

Interracial Marriage

This week, we’re talking about interracial marriages, once more commonly referred to as miscegenation. While I always focus on Atlanta, there were also stories from cities across G...

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