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Lift Every Voice: Collecting Stories from Atlanta’s Activists

We are losing a generation who brought about sweeping social change as teenagers in the 1960s. Constance “Connie” Curry, Congressman John Lewis, and Rev. C.T. Vivian are just three towering Atlantans who have recently died. Often, as they go, so do their stories.

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There is Work Yet To Be Done: Remembering Three Civil Rights Icons

​ The deaths of Atlanta’s own Constance “Connie” Curry, Congressman John Lewis, and Reverend C.T. Vivian signal the ongoing passage of responsibility to those of us who are making history today. The legacies of these three key figures of the Civil Rights Movement live on in the works of contemporary Atlantans.

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Remembering Congressman John Lewis

After engaging in over 60 years of activism and service to the Atlanta community, prominent Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis has died.

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Designing ‘96

The 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games presented Atlanta with a unique design opportunity. Designers needed to create a system that highlighted the history and culture of the American South while showcasing the host city.

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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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