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Op-Ed: Change is the Climate of the Era

"Growing up during a time of protests in the streets and calls for structural change has made me realize that I want to be a part of an America that responds to youth activism and learns from an unbiased telling of the past."

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Not Just Sports: Arts and Culture of the ’96 Games

Though today’s Olympic Games promote excellence in sport, that hasn’t always been the case. In the early 20th century, participants could win gold medals for art and literature alongside their athletic counterparts.

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Other People’s Houses: Inside the Philip Trammell Shutze Architectural Drawings Collection

The Philip Trammell Shutze Architectural drawings collection comprises 638 sets of architectural drawings, 497 of which are digitized and available on our digital database.

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Fighting on the Home Front: Black Veterans Help Us Tell A More Complete American Story

Black soldiers have served this country since the Revolutionary War and their stories are vital in creating a more complete, more accurate picture of America’s past.

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National Voter Registration Day

This is a landmark year for American democracy—2020 marks both the centennial of women’s suffrage as well as the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The right to vote was hard-won by our forebearers.

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Elopements and Intimate Events at Atlanta History Center

We know traditions change over time. That’s why Atlanta History Center is excited to offer two new elopement and small wedding packages for couples looking to tie the knot during this unprecedented moment in our history.

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Atlanta History Center Cultivates Concrete Jungle Partnership

As a community-based organization with a dedication to connecting people, history, and culture, Atlanta History Center is committed to showing up and serving the city of Atlanta with the resources we have available.

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Venues and Impact: Planning the Sites of ’96

In 1990, with the prospect of the Olympic Games on the horizon, Atlanta entered a construction phase.

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Black Women’s Fight for Suffrage

While the verbiage of the Nineteenth Amendment made it legal for Black women to vote, other barriers—including poll taxes, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and racial terrorism—prevented many from casting their ballots.

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