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Forgotten Atlanta

Where to find remnants of old Atlanta

We haven't completely paved over everything. Here's where to find pieces of Atlanta's history.
Terminal Station Atlanta

Razed in Atlanta: 6 great buildings we lost

More than 40 years ago, aghast citizens successfully petitioned to save the Fox Theatre, but here lie six great buildings that weren’t so lucky.

Will the prisoners who labored to build Atlanta ever be acknowledged?

At its turn-of-the-century peak, Chattahoochee Brick produced up to 300,000 bricks daily, playing a crucial role in the postwar rebuilding of Atlanta. Many Southern farms, mines, and factories thrived on forced convict labor, and Chattahoochee Brick was no exception.
Forgotten Atlanta

Back in the day: Atlanta residents on how their neighborhoods have changed

Longtime residents of West End, Castleberry Hill, Vinings, and Inman Park talk about how the neighborhoods have evolved.
Shakespeare's first folio Atlanta

Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to Emory

This month the First Folio arrives at Emory’s Carlos Museum as part of a nationwide tour, courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

7 questions for Patrick Phillips, author of “Blood at the Root”

The writer discusses his book, which chronicles the dark racial past of Forsyth County.

Black in Blue: Atlanta’s first African American police officers were vanguards of the civil rights movement

Mayor William Hartsfield and Police Chief Herbert Jenkins, both white, stood before Atlanta’s first eight African American police officers as they prepared for active duty. Hartsfield gave a rallying speech, warning that though 95 percent of the white cops didn’t want them, they were here to do what Jackie Robinson had done for baseball the year before.
Ancient Olympics Millenium Gate Museum

3 things you didn’t know about the ancient Olympics

On Saturday, a new exhibition, The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio, opens at the Millennium Gate Museum, highlighting plenty of Greek artifacts—including a model of the statue of Zeus at Olympia. Here are three things you might not have known about the ancient games.
Stuff You Missed in History Class

How the women behind Stuff You Missed in History Class became unlikely celebrities

Since taking the reins in 2013, Holly Frey and Tracy Wilson typically churn out two half-hour stories a week about bizarre, obscure, bewildering, and often distasteful facets of human history. In doing so, they’ve tripled listenership and created one of the world’s most popular podcasts.

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