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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
Atlanta through six decades: 1960s

60 years of covering Atlanta: The 1960s

The era was nothing if not optimistic. Our early days as a Chamber of Commerce publication.
The 1970s: Atlanta predictions for 2000

In 1973, we predicted what Atlanta would be like in 2000

Nearly five decades ago, Atlanta magazine devoted an entire issue to predicting what life would be like in the year 2000. These were some of our most accurate—and most absurd—guesses.
U.S. Capitol innsurrection 1906 Atlanta Race Riots

To understand the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Rage is uncontrolled lashing out at a perceived injustice. The mob in Atlanta acted out of grievances fueled by false claims from politicians and media. So did the mob in Washington D.C.
Dave Hayward Atlanta

Remembering Atlanta Pride’s radical roots (or why early organizers got thrown out of gay bars)

Activist Dave Hayward recalls his time with the Georgia Gay Liberation Front in the early 1970s.

Why does Atlanta always tear down its historic buildings?

Goodbye, historic country-music recording studio. Hello . . . Margaritaville? 152 Nassau Street is just the latest casualty in Atlanta’s endless war against its historic buildings.
Jimmy Carter election

How to elect a president: Jimmy Carter, two South Georgia political novices, and the unpredictable road to the White House

Carter’s ascent from peanut farmer to president was engineered by a couple of political novices barely in their 30s: Hamilton Jordan, who served as campaign manager, and Jody Powell, a media liaison who would become press secretary. Without their audacious tactics, there would have been no President Jimmy Carter.
The Coffee Shop 1961

Flashback: How student sit-ins in downtown Atlanta sparked change in the 1960s

Over four consecutive days in February 1961, roughly 80 activists—including nine at a coffee shop on Forsyth Street—were arrested and refused bail, testing the limits of the county jail.
Nikole Hannah-Jones 1619 Project Morehouse

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones: “I want everyone to read [the 1619 Project] because it’s the American story”

The 1619 Project, published last summer in the New York Times Magazine, is a groundbreaking look at the modern legacy of slavery. Former Atlanta resident and award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke at Morehouse College last week about the project and its impact.

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