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Flash Back: Pivotal events from the past five decades

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49 Years Ago This Month: Atlanta's "Berlin Wall"

Photograph courtesy of the Atlanta History Center In December 1962, Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. ordered barricades to be built across two Atlanta streets to discourage black citizens from purchasing homes in an adjacent all-white neighborhood. What seemed to him like ... Read more

45 Years Ago This Month: The Lester Maddox Gubernatorial Election

In the Georgia Gubernatorial Election of November 1966, Lester Maddox rode a wave of resentment over the advancement of the civil rights movement and finished in a virtual tie with Republican millionaire Bo Callaway. Neither candidate won a majority due ... Read more

20 Years Ago This Month: Braves Lose World Series—And Get a Parade!

Atlanta sports fans have a notorious—and well-deserved—reputation for fair-weather fickleness. But on October 29, 1991, 750,000 Atlantans stormed Downtown to cheer for a losing team: the Atlanta Braves, returning from a defeat by the Minnesota Twins in a nail-biting World ... Read more

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