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4 questions for civil rights activist Sybil Morial

The former first lady of New Orleans discusses Jim Crow, activism, and how Hurricane Katrina inspired her to write her memoir.
Mims Park

Resurrected Mims Park will offer a lesson in Atlanta race relations

In 2010 Rodney Mims Cook Sr., the aging patriarch of one of Atlanta’s most prominent families, was in poor health and seemingly fading. Fearing his father didn’t have much time left, Rodney Jr. moved him into his guest house. The elder Cook one day called his son to his side and delivered a final charge: You need to rebuild Mims Park.
Ross Rossin

“My paintings don’t look like photographs. Photographs look like my paintings.”

Ross Rossin has undoubtedly reached the top tier of American portraiture, commanding prices that can approach six figures. Four of his portraits—of Andrew Young, Morgan Freeman, Hank Aaron, and Maya Angelou—have hung in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. And yet Rossin is largely unknown in Atlanta’s insular arts community—largely by his own choice.
Kasim Reed Texas Tribune Festival

Mayor Kasim Reed on what’s in store for the final 15 months of his administration

After speaking on a panel at the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, Reed spoke with Atlanta magazine about his priorities for the final 15 months in office, the prospects of Georgia going for Hillary Clinton, and when he plans to endorse a candidate in the mayoral campaign to succeed him.
Russell house

House Envy: Andrew Young reminisces on Herman J. Russell’s 1963 home

This 1963 home was a magnet for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, and others.
Atlanta Street Names

How Spring Street became Ted Turner Drive

This summer, a stretch of Spring Street was renamed in honor of Ted Turner. Maybe you heard. Keeping up with our constant street name changes is a challenge, and not a new one: In 1903 the Atlanta Constitution reported that more than 225 city streets had changed names at least once—some as many as seven times.
Andrew Young

42. Andrew Young

Young’s legacy as an Atlanta mayor, congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, and a key member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle during the civil rights movement has given him a standing unique among leaders of his generation.
Julian Bond wreath

Julian Bond’s ‘unwavering commitment to fight for justice’ remembered at the King Center

Ceremony brings together nearly 200 hundred officials, activists, and onlookers for to reflect on the legacy of SNCC's co-founder.

Andrea Young on her father’s legacy and Atlanta’s transformation

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.

Red state rising: The last days of Georgia’s two-party system

Georgia politics in the 1990s was like a murky twilight zone with two galaxies spinning away from each other. On one side were the remains of the old Solid Democratic South, still dominant at the beginning of the decade but best glimpsed in ghosts and caricature-like light from vanished stars. On the other side: the Solid Republican South, gathering mass and best represented by Newt Gingrich.

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