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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, July 5, 2019

Migrant children walk on the grounds of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Homestead, Fla. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the Homestead detention center closed. LYNNE SLADKY / AP
HHS Looking To Atlanta For New Child Migrant Shelter

As the controversy over how unaccompanied migrant children are being housed continues,  the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for real estate in five American cities for new shelters, including Atlanta.

The request for bids from the federal General Services Administration looks at an area southwest of Atlanta taking in cities like Carrollton, Fayetteville, Union City and  Griffin.

Read more from GPB's Grant Blankenship here.

 

Phillip Crowe stokes the fire box of a barbecue smoker outside Crowe's Bar-B-Que in Madison. STACEY LUMLEY / GEORGIA COLLEGE
Georgia Barbecue Trail Traces Path Of People, Too

Craig Pascoe says when people come to Georgia, North Carolina or Alabama they often have one food on their mind. 

“The first thing they ask is ‘I want authentic BARBECUE,’” Pascoe said.

To satisfy aficionados’ appetite for Georgia barbecue, Pascoe teamed up with colleague James “Trae” Welborn to develop Georgia Barbecue Trails, a website mapping the location of traditional barbecue restaurants and situating their stories in the history and culture of Georgia.

Read more about it here.

 

The 369th infantry was the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Remembering The Centennial Of The Red Summer of 1919

One hundred years ago, Americans were adjusting to life after a destabilizing world war. The Spanish influenza decimated communities, fears of Bolshevik-style communism ran rampant and hundreds of thousands of returning veterans were competing for jobs and housing ⁠— including African Americans confident that fighting abroad earned them the right to freedom at home. 

Throughout the summer of 1919, the war between nations gave way to a war between races. Mobs targeted and lynched black Americans. 

Racist riots erupted in Houston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., as well as in rural towns and cities across the country. Hundreds of people were killed. Civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson dubbed this era "The Red Summer" — something not taught in a lot of classrooms. 

It is part of the curriculum for Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. The high school history teacher covered the Red Summer of 1919 for Teen Vogue's "OG History" series and joined On Second Thought on the line from Portland. 

Listen to their conversation here.

 

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