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First Women Architects

This week we're talking about Henrietta Dozier, the first female architect in Atlanta, and Leila Ross Wilburn, the second. Who doesn't love a story of women acting against the grai...

Better Homes Movement

It’s safe to say that home ownership is one of, if not THE tenet of the American Dream, but did you know that idea didn’t really come around until the 1920s? And to sell Americans ...

Scottish Atlanta

This week, we’re talking about Atlanta’s love of Scotland. While there wasn't exactly a Scottish settlement or specific neighborhood, Scots did immigrate to the Atlanta area and I’...

Norfolk Southern has just announced they are backing out the plans to build a transfer terminal on the former Chattahoochee Brick site. While there is still a lot left to do, I wan...

The Montgomery bus boycott officially ended a month after the court deemed racial segregation on buses was illegal. U.S. cities with similar segregation ordinances understood that ...

Atlanta’s Office of Housing & Community Development recently created a revised zoning plan and I got to interview director Josh Humphries to find out some history, the new plan...

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 ...

First Women in Law

At the turn of the century, Georgia was one of three states that did not allow women to practice law. That changed in 1911, when Minnie Anderson Hale graduated from the Atlanta Law...

This week, I’m talking about volunteer militia formed by Black men in Atlanta from the 1870s thru 1903. These men, just years out of the slavery system and most of them Radical Rep...

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