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The student will evaluate key political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Georgia between 1877 and 1918.

Before There Were Child Labor Laws

Professor John Lupold of Columbus College describes the forces leading to the urbanization of Georgia, while retired textile mill workers Lee Manly,...

Beyond the Cookies: The Girl Scouts of America

Fran Powell Harold, director of the Girl Scout National Center, discusses the energy and creativity that Juliette Gordon Low brought to the formation of the...

Leila Ross Wilburn

Designing Decatur: Leila Ross Wilburn

A pioneering vernacular architect whose family moved to Decatur during the Great Depression, Leila Ross Wilburn's style defines many of the in town...

From Rags to Riches: The Story of Alonzo Herndon

Alonzo Herndon, a former slave born in 1858 in Social Circle, sought to better himself and ultimately became Atlanta's first African-American millionaire....

Gilded Roses: Thomasville and Northern Industrialists

According to Tom Hill, curator of the Thomas County Museum of History, the city of Thomasville in southwest Georgia provided the perfect playground for...

Henry Grady: The Spokesman of the South

A passionate journalist and charismatic public speaker, Henry Woodfin Grady was known as the “The Spokesman of the New South.” In the late 19th Century, he...

Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb: Educating the Future

Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb’s life was based on the philosophy that education was the key to a successful and productive future, especially for women. Her...

Rebecca Latimer Felton: Senator for a Day

Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Georgia native and women's rights activist, was the first woman to serve as a United States senator. Following the death of...

Spring Break on the Farm

John Johnson at the Georgia Agrirama recounts how important agriculture is to Georgia. At one time most Georgians lived on farms. In the early 1900s when...

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