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From presidents to punk rock, new book documents a metro Atlanta photographer as ‘Witness’ to history

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 […]

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Archive Atlanta podcast sifts through the city’s unknown history

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 […]

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Pioneering study of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history will inform preservation efforts

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. […]

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Creating liberated spaces: Lessons from Decatur

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.