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Chattahoochee Brick Company

For decades, prisoners were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?

For decades, long after the Civil War, men, women, and children convicted in Georgia courts—sometimes wrongly—were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
Mrs. P's Atlanta

On Ponce de Leon Avenue, 2 Atlanta LGBTQ+ landmarks are being preserved

The Wylie Hotel has named its restaurant, Mrs. P’s, for an iconic gay bar housed in the building decades ago. Down the street, the Atlanta Eagle has become the city’s first designated historic landmark dedicated to LGBTQ+ history.
John Lewis Andrew Aydin Run

The next chapter of John Lewis’s legacy

Run, the follow-up to the award-winning March trilogy, continues the comic-book memoir of the late congressman John Lewis. Here, coauthor Andrew Aydin discusses why the graphic novels are so important and timely.
Rosenwald schools

The 4,978 schools that fueled a movement

Andrew Feiler’s book, A Better Life for Their Children, remembers the improbable partnership that empowered a generation of Black students to become poets, civil rights leaders, and Congress members.

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, journalist Martin Padgett tells Atlanta’s overlooked queer history during the disco decade

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, released this month by W.W. Norton, journalist Martin Padgett sutures this context into the accounts of two main subjects: Bill Smith, who helped lead the Georgia Gay Liberation Front, worked as a city commissioner, and published the South’s leading gay newspaper, the Barb; and John Greenwell, who rose to drag stardom performing as Rachel Wells at the Sweet Gum Head nightclub.
Atlanta through six decades: 2010s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 2010s

The city booms after the bust, the South more powerfully confronts its past, Stacey Abrams plans a progressive revolution, Josef Martinez is king, and Staplehouse emerges.
Atlanta through six decades: 2000s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 2000s

The city was full of bravado in the days before the Great Recession. Plus, water woes, John Lewis, a spelling bee, Hurricane Katrina, our first guide to Buford Highway, and more.
Atlanta through six decades: 1990s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 1990s

A dig through our archives unearthed a cinematic rendering of Georgia just before the turn of the millennium, including our first review of bacchanalia, politics and the CDC, Wayne Williams, Richard Jewell, LaFace Records, Marla Maples, and more.
Atlanta through six decades: 1980s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 1980s

The decade of big hair and big schemes
Atlanta through six decades: 1970s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 1970s

From soccer to women in the workplace, a glimpse into 1970s Atlanta

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