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Biographies - Season One

  • Dean Rusk

    Secretary of State under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson (1909-1994, born in rural Cherokee County, died in Athens, GA)

  • Hank Aaron

    Broke Babe Ruth’s home run record and many other records in baseball (1934, born in Mobile, Alabama, has lived in Atlanta since 1965)

  • Flannery O'Conner

    Considered America’s greatest short story writer (1925-1964, born in Savannah, died in Milledgeville,GA)

  • Bobby Jones

    Golfing Legend and founder of Augusta National/ Masters Tournament (1902-1971, Atlanta, GA)

  • Alonzo Herndon

    Born into slavery, become Georgia's first black millionaire (1858-1927, born near Eatonton in Walton County, died in Atlanta)

  • Alfred Uhry

    Playwright, wrote Driving Miss Daisy, Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer winner (1936, born in Atlanta, lives in New York City)

  • Juliette Gordon Low

    Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (1860-1927, Savannah, GA)

  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Mayor of Atlanta during the tumultuous Civil Rights era (1911-2003, Atlanta, GA)

  • Maynard Jackson

    First African American mayor of Atlanta, helped bring 1996 Olympics to the city (1938-2003, Atlanta, GA)

  • Asa Candler

    Founder of Coca-Cola, philanthropist who helped bring Emory University to Atlanta (1851-1929, born in Villa Rica, died in Atlanta)

  • Johnny Mercer

    One of America’s greatest songwriters (1909-1976, born in Savannah, died in Hollywood)

  • Joel Chandler Harris

    Progressive journalist, wrote the Uncle Remus stories (1845-1908, born in Eatonton, died in Atlanta)

  • Lost Heroes

    The story of great black athletes during the pre civil rights era, including Olympic track stars Wyomia Tyus (1945, Griffin, GA) and Edith McGuire (1944, Atlanta, GA)