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Local Residents Share Firsthand Civil Rights Experiences With Lincoln County Students

History came to life at Lincoln County Middle School last week as a panelist of local community members shared their experiences involving the racial integration of their Lincolnton, GA high schools.

March 20, 2019

Teaching Black History: Resources For All Ages

Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February to coincide with the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and Frederick Douglass on February 14.

January 30, 2019

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.

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

The Temple Bombing

Join GPB in person or via live chat and livestream tonight for a panel discussion about the Temple bombing, featuring Janice Rothschild Blumberg. Here is how to take part. This post gives...

April 8, 2014

John Lewis Tells Civil Rights History in Graphic Novel "March"

Here's a way to educate young people about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Tell the story in a graphic novel. That is what Congressman John Lewis has done with his new book "March." The...

July 23, 2013