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Articles on Atlanta History

Bittersweet Auburn

The landmark district is named endangered—again

For the second time in twenty years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Sweet Auburn district—once Atlanta’s center of African American business and culture—on its “endangered” list. Read More

The Quiet Storm: Bernice King

Bernice King, the youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. struggles to come to terms not only with personal memories of her famous father, but also with the expectations of a society longing for someone to assume his mantle.

One after another social commentators have watched Martin Luther King Jr.‘s children and wondered if one day one would assume the mantle once worn by the "king of peace" himself. Read More