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Why the Leo Frank lynching resonates a century later

Steve Oney is the author of And The Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, the definitive account of the Frank case. We chatted with him about the lingering resonance of the Frank case and parallels between the social and political climate of Georgia in 1915 compared to today.

The Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies showcases Atlanta’s saved spaces

Our city is infamous for demolishing its past. Much of that rep is deserved, but the Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies showcases the exceptions—saved structures and restored spaces. Over 16 days, participants can choose from 150 tours staged with APC’s 80 partners.

Steampunk rules: AnachroCon will let you rewrite history

When you run a convention dedicated to reinterpretation, debates get hot, as the organizers of AnachroCon (mission: “present all sides of the historical record”) know full well.

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: History

Kitty Robinson is the executive director of the Historic Charleston Foundation. “I like to think of Charleston as America’s most historic city. The most prominent house museum is the grand, Federal-style Nathaniel Russell House, which...

My Hidden History

I thank god every day for the fact that I have no recorded history before the age of twenty-nine. I consider it a huge plus. And when I say “recorded” history, I mean the kind you can Google.

The People v. Leo Frank

Throughout the rain-threatened spring morning, pilgrims kept arriving at the Marietta City Cemetery. High school kids researching a history project. A Darlington, South Carolina, lawyer who’d been planning his trip for months. A curious college student.

Weekend Getaway: St. Augustine

When it comes to milestones, it’s hard to beat Florida’s 500th anniversary, commemorating the arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon on the state’s east coast near present-day St. Augustine.

Historical facts about some of Georgia’s small towns

Most towns between Atlanta and Savannah have a Sherman story, though Covington’s is less harrowing than some: His troops looted the town but otherwise left it intact.

Get away to Cumberland Island

While I was sifting through the hoards of conch shells, disc clams, and horseshoe crab remnants left on Cumberland Island National Seashore by a generous surf, something in the distance caught my eye: two majestic creatures at water’s edge, standing so close together that they appeared as one hulking beast.

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