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Georgia Stories

One of the most used and popular educational resources here at Georgia Public Broadcasting is the video series and website GEORGIA STORIES. This series and website support the teaching of the...

August 19, 2013

Mordecai Shefthall: Colonial Hero

When the British attacked Savannah, Mordecai Sheftall was captured in a skirmish when he refused to abandon his son. Marion Levy Mendel, a Sheftall ancestor, describes the capture. Threatened with...

July 26, 2008

The Liberty Boys

Is there a cause so great you would sign a document knowing if the cause did not prevail, you could be hung? The Liberty Boys in the thirteen colonies thought so, and the signers of the Declaration...

July 26, 2008

Savannah Under Attack

When recounting well-known battles of the American Revolution names like Lexington, Saratoga, and Bunker Hill invariably appear. Savannah, site of some of the bloodiest fighting as well as...

July 26, 2008

The Big Question

Should the colony of Georgia take sides in the impending fight to separate from Great Britain? If the answer is yes, which side should the colony take? Should Georgians side with the Liberty Boys who...

July 26, 2008

The Nancy Hart Story

Have you ever played the parlor game of “telephone” where a phrase is whispered and passed along from person to person? When the final person states it aloud there is generally much...

July 22, 2008