Hundreds of history and civics organizations are coming together to build something together: Made By Us, an initiative to inspire, inform and empower Millennials and Gen Z as they shape our country’s future.
As a member of the Steering Committee of this initiative, Atlanta History Center is committed to ensuring that today’s young adults can access trusted sources of information on democracy to pursue historically-informed civic action.
From Juneteenth to July 4th, explore hundreds of activities and events specially designed for those ages 18–30 looking to learn and deepen their civic commitments.Learn more
Since 2013, Atlanta History Center has hosted an annual Juneteenth celebration that connects visitors to this essential moment in our national history.Learn more
Made By Us
We are a network of history and civics organizations collaborating across the country to better serve the public and join the ongoing conversation about the future of our country.Learn more
Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See
Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See is a touring exhibition created in collaboration with the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Till Family, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It tells the story of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and challenges visitors to make a ripple for justice in their own communities.
Dear Diary: The Civil War Writings of Carrie Berry
The experiences of soldiers during wartime are frequently chronicled in newspapers, books, television, documentaries, movies and exhibits. What is less visible and often harder to uncover are the untold stories of the women and children who remain at home during a major war, and the loss, pain, and challenges they endure.
Riot or Massacre: How One Word Changes Perspective
In September 1906, a white mob brutalized and terrorized Atlanta’s Black residents, resulting in the deaths of 25 Black Atlantans, the wounding of hundreds of Blacks, and the destruction of many Black businesses and homes. This period of racial violence has been passed down in history as a race “riot,” but “massacre” may be a more apt term.
The Connection Between the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the KKK
The Birth of a Nation’s success and wide distribution increased national interest in the post-Civil War Klan. In Atlanta, the film served as an inspiration and a guide for the leaders of two early 20th-century Atlanta organizations with close connections to Stone Mountain—the modern Ku Klux Klan and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
As guests return to cities, Airbnb and Made By Us have partnered together to curate a wishlist of new Airbnb Experiences created by museums, theatres, archives, and more nationwide.Learn more
Why We Need a Civic Season
This summer, along with history and civics organizations across the country, we invite you to join in a program dedicated to the Civic Season.
History After Hours
Join us for our monthly event series highlighting the unexpected and delightful finds across our 33-acre campus.
Projects & Initiatives
Atlanta History Center is using our resources to explore the history of the components that make a healthy democratic system, including methods of civic engagement, widespread and informed voter participation, civil rights, and community leadership.
Programs & Events
Our Author Talks aim to connect writers with readers for thought-provoking discussions about life and literature.