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February 6, 1956
The white South’s opposition to court-ordered desegregation in the 1950s was known as "Massive Resistance," and while Georgia’s reaction wasn’t as...
February 13, 1956
It was not a flag that all Georgians could rally around. On this date in 1956, Governor Marvin Griffin signed legislation to change the Georgia flag...
January 9, 1961
One hundred seventy-six years after it was chartered, Georgia’s flagship university admitted its first black students on this day in 1961. Hamilton...
November 25, 1961
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. considered it one of his few failures. The Albany Movement in the early 1960s had a simple but formidable objective: the...
July 2, 1964
It was one of the most far-reaching Congressional acts in American history. In 1954, the Supreme Court weighed in in a big way against legalized...
January 5, 2009
He may be best remembered as Jimmy Carter’s Attorney General, but Griffin Bell was a giant in the legal profession long before that. Born in rural...