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Listener Q&A - Vol. 3

Listener Q&A - Vol. 3! This week, I am answering questions like: “How to find out what year your house was built?", "Who was Bessie Branham?”, “Will there be an episode about _...

Homes for Fallen Women

In the late 1800s - early 1900s, homes for fallen women existed in cities across America where they could gather women and young girls, usually pregnant out of wedlock, and hide th...

Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington forged one of the earliest collaborations between Jews and African Americans to create schools throughout the nation for Black children wh...

This week, I got to speak with Alicia Guzman, who worked on the research and nomination of Fuller-Freedom House, which the City of Atlanta began the historic designation of in Febr...

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta is part of the lived experience of so many Atlantans, but I’m not sure that everyone knows how it started. From a small collection of local animals when the park was fo...

Georgia Flag

*CORRECTION: Judge Orinda Evans is white woman. I mistakenly identified her as Black in this episode.* This week, we’re talking about the history Georgia’s state flag, from the beg...

Christmas Card Lady

Did you know that throughout the 1950s, Atlanta had a Christmas Card Lady? Laura Watson recycled hundreds of thousands of used holiday cards, turning them into new ones to send to ...

Residential Bombings

This week, we’re talking about the period just before Atlanta’s “white flight”. Three decades of incessant terror, violence and destruction against the Black families that purchase...

City Hall

This week, we’re talking about the history of Atlanta’s City Hall...not just the Art Deco masterpiece you can see today, but also the places that no longer exist. Where they were, ...

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