She discusses the work of Andrew Young—civil rights leader, U.S. congressman, United Nations ambassador, mayor of Atlanta—and the documentary project “The Making of Modern Atlanta.”
Three years ago, Andrea Young decided her father, Andrew Young, needed a documentary treatment of his own. In partnership with the Andrew J. Young Foundation and Georgia State University, she developed “The Making of Modern Atlanta,” which explores the political strategy of her father and other Atlanta mayors.Read more
The Emory professor talks about taking poetry from page to stage
In September, the Alliance Theatre premieres a play based on Native Guard, the Pulitzer Prize–winning work by Natasha Trethewey that pairs her experience as the child of a then-illegal interracial marriage in Mississippi with the account of a black Civil War soldier.Read more
As we wrap up Black History Month, remembering an often overlooked chapter in Atlanta’s history.
The Negro Building was the first designated space, since Emancipation, for the showcase of African-American achievement in a white-dominated setting. Without it, the Exposition committee could have not received federal backing, and those funds appropriated from Congress, are what helped make the fair an international success.Read more