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.
Attorney Ben Crump announced a potential lawsuit against the Florida governor after the state rejected a new Advanced Placement course, which the College Board now says it will revise.
On the Friday Dec. 30 edition of Georgia Today: Georgia judge accused of misconduct faces state judicial discipline panel, UGA researchers are helping farmers, good news about sea turtle populations
A statue of the woman, whose cells were taken without her consent and became integral in several major medical breakthroughs, will be built in Roanoke, Va.
On the Friday Dec. 16 edition of Georgia Today: Murder charges for the mother of the toddler found in a landfill, one of Savannah’s iconic town squares may be taking a big step to rewrite its racist past, and 5.2 million people will travel through ATL this holiday season.
The Georgia-born nurse, educator, veteran and author was “born into slavery, but never enslaved in her mind.”
Jerry Lawson would have turned 82 on Dec. 1. Google is celebrating the late engineer with a Doodle on its homepage, made up of several interactive games that users can customize themselves.
In a new book, writer Alison Mariella Désir shares her journey into long distance running, reveals the hidden contributions of Black runners and calls for the sport to become more inclusive.
In American Sirens, writer Kevin Hazzard recounts how a group of Black paramedics in Pittsburgh in the 1970s pioneered and professionalized the modern day ambulance service.