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A History of Pride Parades in Atlanta

The history of LGBTQIA+ Atlanta is vast—too vast to be contained in a single article. Over the next several months, Atlanta History Center will take a deeper dive into the events, people, and progress surrounding our city’s LGBTQIA+ communities leading up to the 50th annual Atlanta Pride Parade in 2020. This series tells the story of LGBTQIA+ Atlantans forging a community in the heart of the city. Join us in celebrating the this year’s Pride Weekend at our Pride Parade Party on October 13, 2019.

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When You Work at a Museum: On the Farm

A museum has a lot of moving parts—and some of those moving parts have four legs. Sit down with our Manager of Animal Collections and resident ray of sunshine, Brett.

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A Lit Lover’s Guide to Atlanta Authors

Atlanta is a literary town! We're sharing a roundup of local standout authors who you can catch at the 2019 Decatur Book Festival. Check it out and mark your calendars!

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Clarkston: History Shapes Communities

Throughout its history, the small city of Clarkston, Georgia, has remained just that: a small city. What has changed— dramatically— is the makeup of Clarkston’s population.

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Atlanta’s Best History Tours

Everyone’s always looking for new things to do in Atlanta, and we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of the best guided and self-guided tours in the ATL.

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Extraordinary Objects: Museum Artifacts and the Acquisition Process

There are more than 59,000 objects in our collection. Find out where exactly they come from + what happens when they arrive.

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Atlanta 50 Years After Stonewall

The Stonewall Uprising laid the groundwork for today’s gay pride movement. Two months after Stonewall, “anti-obscenity raids” targeted gay and lesbian establishments across Atlanta.

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The Shirt is Sacred

The shirt—there is nothing more coveted or hated. The annual finisher’s shirt is the most discussed, debated, and celebrated tradition of the world’s largest 10K.

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What Makes The Peachtree Special Is, It’s Atlanta

Atlanta Track Club shared this guest blog post to discuss what makes this ATL tradition unique.

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