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Checkered History

The awesome roar of stock car racing came to the southside fifty years ago when the Atlanta International Raceway, as it was known, opened in the Henry County town of Hampton.
The Temple Bombing Melissa Fay Greene 1996

Melissa Fay Greene searched for truth with her book, The Temple Bombing

"Are you a Jew?" the man demanded of Melissa Fay Greene. "Yeah," the Atlanta author responded, immediately wishing she hadn't. If only she could have read his mind, could have seen the question coming, could have disguised her identity, she might have come closer to solving the crime, she thought.
Anne Rivers Siddons Maid in Atlanta 1971 Atlanta Magazine

Maid in Atlanta: Tara is behind her. But it’s a long road to where she wants to go.

Originally published in 1971, this story by Anne Rivers Siddons looks at the changing lives of black housekeepers in the South.

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