The photo of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run in 1974 is so literally iconic it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame: the Hammer running the bases while two teens who sneaked onto the field congratulate him. It’s one of many historic moments captured by metro Atlanta photographer Ron Sherman in more than a half-century […]
“I think it’s an innovative approach to the museum working outside its walls,” said the Atlanta History Center president and CEO.
Unions have a long local history, and more is being made right now with such organizing successes as Atlanta Starbucks staffers.
“Adaptive reuse” – the repurposing of older buildings for modern uses – is doing some successful adapting itself as the pandemic shakes up real estate. The urban trend is spreading into suburbs, remaking troubled malls and hotels, and the surge in industrial uses like delivery-oriented ghost kitchens.
Atlanta has played a key role in America’s history of affordable housing: It was the city that pioneered federally funded public housing complexes – and also was the first to demolish them all.
Oakland Cemetery is embarking on its largest rehabilitation program in memory. The $12.5 million project is to begin Tuesday, with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms scheduled to lead a ceremonial groundbreaking at the 1899 Bell Tower building.
As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving Day, on Thursday, new views on the history of the day and role of Native Americans merge with reports on Georgia’s agricultural bounty.
Victoria Lemos is on a search for Atlanta’s least known stories. With an unwavering appetite for history, she produces and hosts the podcast “Archive Atlanta,” which dives into the history of people, places and events that shaped the city. Lemos has always been fascinated in what makes a place unique, and her interest was only […]
A lost graveyard for zoo animals may be memorialized in perhaps the strangest outcome of the debate over the future of the former Atlanta Prison Farm.
The “Indian War” cannon in Decatur is in the national spotlight as advocates for the cannon’s removal gathered Sunday at an event organized with input from teenagers who wanted a “teach-in” to help show the types of history lessons they want in school.
Historic Atlanta, Inc. has secured the money needed to begin a pioneering study of the city’s LGBTQ+ history, an effort that will lead to preservation efforts like landmarking and listings on registers of historic places. And while that’s a big step for an organization founded to expand the definition of “historic,” it’s just a start. […]
By Guest Columnists FONTA HIGH and PAUL MCLENNAN, co-chairs of the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights’ Decolonize Decatur Committee
As organizers and board members of Decatur’s Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, we are grateful for all we have learned from our movement-building work over the last year. We believe we are creating an organizing model other communities can replicate.
Lots of it is still visible.
The new executive director of the Historic Oakland Foundation plans for the organization to take a larger role, and increase its diversity, as it joins in the city’s efforts to interpret Atlanta’s place in the past and memorialize it for the future.
Atlanta is such a transient city.
It’s a city that has demolished many of its greatest landmarks – including Terminal Station, Union Station, the Loew’s Grand Theatre, and so many more.
It’s an awkward time to bear the name – Henry Grady. Just ask Henry Grady III, the great, great grandson of Henry Grady, champion of the “New South” movement launched in the 1880s.
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 29, 2019
Furniture retailer Havertys will celebrate its 135th anniversary on Dec. 4 at a dinner at the Atlanta History Center.
Sir Winston Churchill once famously said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Going through hell is exactly what the city of Atlanta has experienced of late. That’s why in scary times like this, it is comforting to know we’ve “been there, done that” before – and survived.
Last month marked the 113th anniversary of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. The three-day massacre occurred from Sept. 22-24, and once the flames were extinguished, Atlanta was forever changed.
Every resident of Atlanta has had the frustration of being asked “oh wow, you’re really from Atlanta?” or being told some asinine version of “you’re the first person I’ve ever met that’s actually from here.”