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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 Who? An Unknown 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, Professor Harvey Jackson, and John...

July 26, 2008

The Liberty Boys: America's Teenage Rebellion Phase

The Liberty Boys and the signers of the Declaration of Independence knew that their resistance to the government of Great Britain and the Stamp Act could result in their hanging. Colonial historian...

July 26, 2008

Savannah Under Attack

Dr. Preston Russell, a medical doctor and historian, and colonial reenactor J. Edward Jackson explain fighting in Savannah from September to October 1779, when Georgia Patriots aided by the French...

July 26, 2008

The Big Question: To Join or Not to Join?

Using Stately Oaks mansion in Jonesboro as a setting, a group of men and women recreate a typical after-dinner discussion on whether or not the colony of Georgia should take sides in the impending...

July 26, 2008

Nancy Hart: Rebel Heroine

This reenactment of Nancy Hart's well-known encounter with Tories and their fate shows how legends grow and change over time. Reenactor Sue Cone disputes some of the “facts” about...

July 22, 2008