A Native American tribe, a Black newspaper publisher and a fallen soldier are among the potential namesakes for the former Calhoun Square.
Researchers have compared the DNA of 27 Black people who lived at the Catoctin furnace between 1774 and 1850, finding a link between these enslaved Americans and nearly 42,000 living relatives.
In Orlando, Vice President Harris rejected Gov. Ron DeSantis' invitation for a discussion about the state's new curriculum on slavery, calling it an "unnecessary" debate.
The Park and Tree Commission's shortlist now heads to City Council, which is not bound to the recommendations.
A $120 million International African American Museum opened this week in Charleston, S,C. The galleries allow visitors to step back in history at Gadsden’s Wharf, where tens of thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in America, the genesis of generations of health disparities.
In the early 1920s, Mamie George Williams helped register 40,000 Black women in Georgia to vote, overcoming Jim Crow laws that sought to deny them the franchise.
Councilmembers will vote later this year on a new name for the former Calhoun Square.
The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) will dedicate a new Civil Rights Trail historical marker recognizing African-American civic leader Lugenia Burns Hope (1871-1947) on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA and the Morehouse College Cultural Heritage Preservation Initiative.
Amid bans on teaching controversial topics related to race, Black families have embraced schools that affirm their African American heritage. Some parents in Georgia have found solace in Kilombo Academic & Cultural Institute, a private K-8 school in an Atlanta suburb.
A pair of Democrats were expelled from the Republican-controlled Tennessee House of Representatives for staging a gun control protest on the House floor. Georgians are questioning if a similar situation is possible in the Peach State.
A new project aims to collect stories from Black history with the goal of preserving and recognizing that history as a state resource.
An enslaved Macon woman disguised herself as a free man. Her enslaved husband pretended to be that man's slave. And they both boarded a train for freedom.
On March 5, several notable Georgians will be in Selma, Ala., for the 58th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
During the civil rights movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee developed a system of shared rides for activists in the South called the Sojourner Motor Fleet. Morning Edition's Leah Fleming interviews members Freddie Greene Biddle and Judy Richardson to talk about how the fleet was organized right out of SNCC's Atlanta headquarters.
"One Governor should not have the power to dictate the facts of U.S. history," Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said of GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban the Advanced Placement course.