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Bellwood Quarry

At the old Bellwood quarry, a submerged history of racist violence

Located on the site of present-day Westside Park—the city’s premier new greenspace, a rambling campus surrounding a shimmering reservoir—Bellwood was one of a number of chain gang camps in Atlanta and across the state that lasted into the second half of the 20th century.
Underground Atlanta redevelopment

A quick guide to what’s in development in downtown Atlanta, what’s proposed, and what might have been

Hard to keep all the numbered buildings and buzzwords straight? Here’s a quick guide to what’s proposed, what’s underway, and what might have been.

Bored? Atlanta theaters, museums, bars, artists, and more share digital shows and activities

If you’re getting antsy while staying home on lockdown, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s digital offerings from theater to cocktail hours.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Commentary: Rejection of “Comfort Women” memorial should make us all uncomfortable

When I was first asked to join the Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Task Force by Helen Kim Ho, the special advisor to the organization, I was certainly sympathetic to the issue of Comfort Women. I was aware of how little most Americans knew about one of the most widespread practices of human trafficking and sexual slavery in the 20th century.
Derreck Kayongo

My Style: Derreck Kayongo, CEO of National Center for Civil and Human Rights

“Fashion in Uganda,” says Kayongo of his home country, “is flamboyant and loud.” Kayongo’s colorful, fun style offers a contrast to his very serious work as the new CEO of downtown’s Center for Civil and Human Rights.

$24 mil infusion for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Well, you can’t really top news about a $1 billion stadium with a fancy roof, but there was another big-money announcement about a Downtown project yesterday. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights got $24 million in funding thanks to a creative deal put together by Invest Atlanta and PNC bank.

View from the Brain Trust

Ebenezer Aka, political science professor and director of the Urban Studies Program at Morehouse, is an expert in urban planning. (Read his extended responses here.)

Legends, leaders on hand for civil rights center groundbreaking

The equivalent of Atlanta royalty—members of civil rights dynasties like the Kings, the Farrises, the Youngs, and the Lowerys; top city officials, including Mayors Reed, Franklin, and Massell; and c-level executives from The Coca-Cola Company, Delta, and Georgia-Pacific—all turned out Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) at Pemberton Place.

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