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Tattooing

In more modern history, Atlanta is known as an epicenter of Black tattoo artists, but I was looking to see how far back our story with tattooing went - and surprisingly it wasn’t v...

Butler Street YMCA

The Butler Street YMCA (22 Jesse Hill Jr Drive) is my favorite building in Atlanta. Why? Because this one building has Black history, Jewish history, white history, and it’s the em...

This week’s mini episode is about a forgotten, short-lived chapter of the early 1900s reform movement - a group called the Men and Religion Forward Movement. Between 1911-1912, 76 ...

It has been a wild week, where I have over-committed myself in all realms of my life - so I am re-releasing an episode that I did just over two years ago, all about Atlanta’s small...

This week I am sharing the first oral history recording I did, which happened in June of 2021. At the time of this recording, Wesley Johnson was 89 years old and his wife Patricia,...

Just over one month after NYC’s Stonewall Riot, Atlanta had its own version, when, on August 5, 1969, a movie at the Ansley Mall Mini-Cinema was raided by police. In this week’s mi...

Dixie Hills Riot

The Dixie Hills Riot, a days-long community uprising, born out of the frustrations of a whole host of issues that we’ll cover, happened exactly 55 years ago today.  In 1950, Dixie ...

Podcast Summer Break

Hey everyone! I am currently taking my yearly podcast summer break and using this time to finish new episodes, work on new ideas and record some amazing interviews. In the meantime...

Forward Atlanta

Forward Atlanta was a multi-million dollar marketing campaign launched by the City of Atlanta in the 1920s that is still influencing the city in 2022. I hope by the end of this sho...

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