We see storytelling as a lens to amplify the voices of people at the intersection of history and culture.
Through online original content, we strive to tell stories that share a more complete insight into Atlanta’s history—past, present, and future. We believe that by increasing access to stories about our shared history, we can help increase understanding of each other and the way the past continues to influence the present.
Monument: The Untold Story of Stone Mountain
Atlanta History Center explores the controversial history of the Stone Mountain carving through online resources and a documentary film.Learn more
Celebrating Black History at Atlanta History Center
From Black professionals to the work of minority contractors, Atlanta History Center celebrates African American contributions to the establishment and growth of the institution.
African American Innovators from Georgia
From inventors to innovators, many remarkable Black Georgians have played a key role in changing the course of history through their pioneering work in science and technology. These brilliant minds have overcome obstacles and discrimination to make important contributions to society.
Remembering the Brotherhood March 35 Years Later
36 years ago, more than 15,000 people marched through Forsyth County during the Brotherhood March. Coinciding with the newly created Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 1987 demonstration made national headlines when it brought attention to one of the last surviving sundown counties in Georgia.
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.
UnderCurrent is a product of Atlanta History Center that marries undertold stories and current events by highlighting the connections between Atlanta’s past and present.Explore now
Women of Resolve
Hon. Leah Ward Sears
Judge Leah Ward Sears reflects on her path to becoming the first African American female chief justice of a state supreme court. She discusses growing up amid the Civil Rights Movement, being guiding by the principles of justice and equity, and desiring to challenge the status quo while serving her community.
Lawyer and minister Bernice King reminisces about her childhood on Auburn Avenue and the strength and resilience of the women in the Civil Rights Movement. She also muses about the values passed down from her mother, Coretta Scott, that she has had to embrace as she leads the King Center as chairman.
Transgender activist and Navy veteran Monica Helms explains her journey of self-discovery that culminated in her embracing a transgender identity. She also discusses her activism that led to the creation of the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA), policy changes at the Veterans Administration regarding transgender veterans, and a hopeful future for transgender people.
United States Colored Troops
Atlanta History Center is home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of Civil War memorabilia including a growing number of rare USCT objects. Explore highlights of the collection through a series of videos.Watch now
Confederate Monument Interpretation Guide
A toolkit designed to help communities address Confederate monuments in their midst.
Kenan Research Center
Kenan Research Center preserves extensive primary source holdings for the study of Atlanta.
Explore more than 20 onsite and online exhibitions about the people, cultures, and history that have shaped Atlanta.
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