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Black Lives Matter: A Reflection of 401 Years of Struggle

While we felt urgency to offer words of support to our community, we paused before making a public statement about the current crisis, reminded that while we might feel compelled to simply express outrage, our greatest responsibility is to commit to substantive change that will make our city—and our institution—more just and inclusive.

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Conversations With The Past: Creating Oral History at Home

Oral histories are memories that people share about the past. Ever since humans developed language, parents passed down family and community history to their children orally—with the spoken word—rather than by writing alone.

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What is Plant Blindness?

In this historic time, people across the country—and the globe—have been spending a lot of time indoors. However, while we are fully committed to remaining distant, that doesn’t mean we can't get outside and explore.

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Timeless Photoshoots at Atlanta History Center

The gardens and grounds of Atlanta History Center have a long tradition of hosting parties and events of all sizes. Since 1926, Swan House’s façade and ornate gardens have served as picturesque backdrops for bridal portraits, wedding photos, stunning editorial shoots, and more. History has been made and celebrated here for almost a century. We invite you to be a part of that history.

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Courage and Perseverance: Atlanta

There is a saying that “There is nothing new under the Sun.” At Atlanta History Center, we believe that there are, indeed, singular and extraordinary historical moments—but we also know that there are countless events in the past that can teach and inspire us. We are excited to share with you some stories of Atlantans who have proven courageous, creative, and steadfast in the face of adversity.

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For the Health of the Nation: A History of the CDC in Atlanta

Atlanta influences everything, including the nation's health. Since 1946, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has spearheaded countless global health initiatives from its headquarters in Atlanta.

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A City Under Quarantine: Atlanta and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

In times of uncertainty, humans look to the past for guidance. It’s no surprise in a new era of public health that we’re digging through our medical history as a species, looking for answers and solace in previous pandemics.

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How Atlanta Became A Host City

During the summer of 1996, Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games and the 10th Paralympic Games. It all started with a bid.

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Count Us In! 230 Years of the US Census

Because it only happens once every ten years, it’s easy to forget why the Census is so important to our democracy. To refresh your memory, we’re taking a look at some frequently asked questions surrounding the Census.

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