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Teaching Black History: Resources For All Ages

"The soul that is within me no man can degrade. I am not the one that is being degraded on account of this treatment, but those who are inflicting it upon me..." -Frederick DouglassBlack...

February 1, 2017

New PBS Documentary Examines African-American Life Since MLK

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, a two-part, four-hour documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere on GPB over two...

November 10, 2016

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about Atlanta. After all, Atlantans are the best experts on...

February 16, 2016

Banned Breeds | Forensics Class | Immigration Prisons | Tyrone Brooks

The Georgia State Senate passed a bill last year that bars local governments from banning certain types of dogs. The measure never got a vote in the House, but it's a sign of how often breed-...

February 9, 2016

Martin Luther King On Screen | Tommy Davidson | The Appeal Of Chess

Every actor who’s had had the opportunity to play Martin Luther King, Jr. on screen offers a different take on the iconic Civil Rights leader. We examine how actors approach the role of King and...

January 14, 2016

Active Shooter Training | Making Of Modern Atlanta | Corazon De Dixie

Police departments across the country are asking a very important question: “What more can be done to prevent mass shootings?” Some jurisdictions have started training residents on best practices,...

January 7, 2016

GA Election Day | Atlanta Press Club Honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Local elections across the state aren’t expected to draw in large crowds. That’s typical in non-presidential election years, but that doesn't mean local races and ballot measures aren’t important....

November 3, 2015

Economics Of Early Education | Folk Music School | Auntie Rosa | Poet Anya Silver

Frank Hamilton is a legend in the American folk revival scene. He performed throughout the 1950s and 1960s with The Weavers and Pete Seeger. Now a longtime Atlanta resident, Hamilton has decided to...

October 22, 2015

Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver | Politifact | A Culture Of Corruption

In 1967, Kathleen Cleaver joined the Black Panther Party after leaving the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Atlanta. Cleaver, now a lecturer at Emory University, shares her experience as...

October 8, 2015

Julian Bond's Legacy | Time Capsules | Miko Branch | Creek Indians

Civil Rights leader Julian Bond passed away over the weekend. He was 75. We remember his heroism in the fight for equality with some people who knew him well. Plus, Miss Jessie's co-founder Miko...

August 17, 2015