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Vinings

Until last week, I had NO clue this unincorporated Cobb County enclave was actually 'ITP'...but that's not the only surprise that Vinings has to offer. Beginning with the Cherokee,...

John Wesley Dobbs

There is street named for him and a giant bust on Auburn Avenue...but do you really know what he's done? From a rough childhood to railway mail clerk, Grandmaster Mason, husband, f...

Atlanta Crackers

The Crackers may sound familiar, but what about the Osceolas, Atlantans, Firecrackers, Windjammers, Deppens, Cubs and Panthers? This week, I’m talking about the parallel worlds o...

Washerwomen Strike

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...

Westview Cemetery

Westview Cemetery is one of the largest in the Southeast, opening in 1884. Today I get to share how it got started, what that big tower is all about, and why I think everyone shoul...

East Atlanta

This week I got to explore the rich history of East Atlanta. Beginning with area's earliest Native American trade route, the site of the Battle of Atlanta, school desegregation and...

1906 Race Riot

After promising this episode week after week, I'm finally bringing you the story of the 1906 Race Riot. Learn about what caused these 4 days of deadly violence, how it changed the ...

Atlanta Fire Department

This week I was lucky to spend hours with former Chief Joe Tolbert, a 5th generation Atlanta firefighter. Today's episode covers all the amazing history of the Atlanta Fire Departm...

Piedmont Park

Possibly Atlanta most famous park, we've all visited at least once. Whether it's the Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown or the finish-line of the Peachtree Road Race...these are just ...

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