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.
Atlanta History Center is embarking on a project to collect the histories of descendants of Forsyth County’s expelled Black residents.Learn more
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
Forsyth 1912: Examining the Displacement of the County’s Black Residents
In 1912, more than 1,000 Black people fled racial violence in Forsyth County, GA. Researchers from Atlanta History Center used historical records to trace the locations and lives of these displaced residents, revealing significant changes in their economic status, occupations, and living arrangements as they settled in nearby counties and beyond.
Gone But Not Forgotten: SciTrek
Take a nostalgic journey through SciTrek’s history, an interactive science and technology museum in Atlanta that operated from 1988 to 2004. Filled with over 140 exhibits, it captivated the young and curious. Despite its popularity, financial difficulties led to its closure.
Los Vecinos de Buford Highway
Formed in 2015 by a group of Latino leaders, “Los Vecinos de Buford Highway,” has evolved from a high school classroom project to an association that connects residents, nonprofits, and government agencies. The organization primarily focuses on housing issues affecting the undocumented and Spanish-speaking communities, offering neighborhood networking, programming, and legal support.
A Combat Zone Seder: Two Jewish Brothers’ Unforgettable WWII Passover
With improvised food, wine, and a makeshift Haggadah printed on Nazi flags, U.S. soldiers were able to celebrate Passover during WWII. The Seder was held in a former German school building with about 1,500 soldiers in attendance, including Jewish soldiers from other units. This celebration, held over a month before the end of the war, marked the liberation of Jews from Egypt and foreshadowed the liberation of the Jews from the concentration camp of Dachau a few weeks later.
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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