The deadliest storm in Georgia history struck the state 120 years ago Tuesday. The 1893 hurricane killed about 2,000 people. But it also was one of the last big storms to hit Georgia. A forecaster says most coastal residents today have no memory of what a similar storm could do.
At the nation marks 50 years since the March on Washington, it's worth taking time to note the foot soldiers who fought for change locally. In coastal Brunswick, the story of how the city integrated -- peacefully and with little notice until after the fact -- is not well known. GPB presents this archive story from 2008.
State officials have let a former Coca-Cola building in downtown Atlanta sit empty after buying it for $1.1 million instead of following through on plans to turn it into a state history museum. The General Assembly has killed funding to start work on building the museum twice since the state bought the property six years ago.
Georgia highway planners and historians are looking for remnants of the Old Dixie Highway. The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the Georgia Historical Society to collect memorabilia, photos and stories about the roadway. The nation's first north-south auto route moved around a lot but parts of it still exist.
The Atlanta-born author Margaret Mitchell penned one of history's great novels. But if it were the final word on African-Americans, many blacks say, it leaves a lot to be desired. Racial complaints are a part of the book's 75 year history. But so are other chapters of Mitchell's enigmatic life.
A half dozen white men dressed in mid-19th century waistcoats and blouses re-enact the political debate of 150 years ago. Rick Joslyn and his fellow actors are in the original state House Chamber in Georgia’s Old Capitol building in Milledgeville. It was in this room, where delegates decided to leave the Union.