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A Trip to Hog Hammock

Just a short ferry boat ride away from the Georgia coast lies Hog Hammock, an African-American community on Sapelo Island with cultural traditions that tie it to Africa. Cornelia Bailey, a...

Are Food and Songs History?

This segment shows ways in which today’s Cherokees are transmitting the remnants of their culture to the younger generation in an attempt to preserve what is left. Cherokee cultural traditions in...

Atlanta's First Baseball Team

Before the Braves professional baseball team moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, the minor league Atlanta Crackers were the talk of the South. Crackers radio announcer Hank Morgan explains...

Atlanta's History Through the Eyes of a Pig

Sue Ellen Mears, with the DeKalb Historical Society, comments on Atlanta's change from rural to urban through the lens of Bill Suits, owner of A ta Z Salvage in Decatur, who wished to bring Rufus...

Before the White Man

Cherokee John Standingdeer describes how his family was named and why knowing it mattered to him. He explains how Native Americans were self sufficient and lived off the land prior to the arrival...

Building a Better Future: Habitat for Humanity

For many people, the cost of housing continually exceeds their income. In 1973, one man decided to do something about this situation. Millard Fuller, a self-made millionaire, went to Africa where...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Georgia

Korey Gotoo, an artist born in Mexico, and Lisabet Sanchez, who lives in Cumming with her mother Amalia, discuss the special altars they prepare for The Day of the Dead, a cultural expression of...

Daily Life in Colonial Georgia

The first English colonists faced a wilderness plagued by insects, heat, and disease. Of the original 144 colonists, nearly one in three died. Wormsloe Plantation near Savannah presents a...

First Jewish Settlers of Georgia

Rabbi R. A. Belzer tells the story of the arrival of Georgia’s first Jewish settlers. The city of Savannah can boast that it is the home of Congregation Mickve Israel, Georgia’s oldest Jewish...

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