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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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Field Trip Friday: Atlanta in Five Objects

We’re so excited to join our friends at cultural destinations across Atlanta for our first ever Field Trip Friday. To mark the occasion and to celebrate our community in this time of distance, we’re revisiting a crowd favorite—Atlanta in 50 Objects!

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Corona Collective

We are living through historic times—times that we need your help to document.

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On the Ball: A History of Basketball in Atlanta

With our billion-dollar sports arenas, museums, and restaurants, Atlanta is an ideal city for hosting professional and collegiate sporting events—especially basketball.

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Atlanta Can’t Learn Without Grady

120 Years of Medical Records Now Searchable at Kenan Research Center

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Women Writing History

We’re standing at the dawn of a new decade—and where we’re standing today does not look like what we expected even a couple of weeks ago.

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