Listening to John Hope Bryant, one word comes to mind – destiny.
The myriad of coincidences and serendipitous encounters in Bryant’s life have led to this moment – the 150th anniversary of Freedman’s Bank.
For many, Freedman’s Bank is a footnote in history. But for Bryant, Freedman’s Bank is the biggest unfinished business left over from the presidential administration of Abraham Lincoln, who he calls the greatest president in America’s history.
Nearly six years after the official end of the Great Recession, a lot of work remains to be done in metro Atlanta to help families recover what for many is their greatest source of wealth – home values.
By Guest Columnist SUZANNE ZOLLER, a University of Georgia graduate with a BA in Theater who is now living in Atlanta and pursuing an acting career Feminism. Just at the mention of the word, your palms are probably starting to sweat, and maybe even your heart is starting to beat a little bit faster. Feminism […]
This week guest contributor JOHN INSCOE, a University of Georgia professor and the founding editor of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, looks at the major works of playwright Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy and The Last Night of Ballyhoo.
Back in the 1980s, when the City of Kennesaw passed its famous ordinance requiring every citizen to own a gun, it might have seemed that the ascent of conservative Republicans to control at the state legislative level, here and elsewhere, would usher in a golden age of local initiatives and local control. Things have not turned out that way at all.
One of the most colorful and significant murals in Atlanta is no more. An astute reader of SaportaReport, Joseph Hopkins, sent us an email wanting to make us aware that the Freedom Quilt Mural and the building that it had been painted on had both been demolished.
A tussle over banners for the Atlanta Jazz Festival may be emerging between the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd. Compared to other issues percolating in Atlanta City Hall, the banner flap may be more symbolic than significant.
After Wednesday night's game at Philips Arena, one can no longer call fans of the Atlanta Hawks - fair weather fans. More than 16,000 people showed up to watch the Atlanta Hawks play the Dallas Mavericks - a game that was played despite a state-of-emergency that had been called by Gov. Nathan Deal for a looming winter storm in parts of north Georgia.
All Things Considered Host, Amy Kiley, in a conversation with Maria Saporta >>Original Story An Atlanta landmark is closing its doors for a short time in early 2016. Green Street Properties has agreed to buy the one-and-a-half acres on North Highland Avenue that Manuel’s Tavern sits on according to a report by the Atlanta Business […]