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This week, we have a story about African American newspapers, but it’s so much more than paper and words. Behind each publication was a man with an agenda, with strong beliefs an...

Carnegie Libraries

This week, I get to talk about my favorite thing in the whole world - books. Well, technically it’s about where we keep books...but it’s also a story of gender, power, race and...

Whittier Mill Village

If I gave you two words - Atlanta and mill town - and asked you the first thing that came to mind, I expect for most people it would be Cabbagetown. This week, I’m going to tell...

Motorcycle Racing

This week, I’m telling a love story - the love of two wheels with a motor, the love for risk and fear and the love that Atlantans had watching these men and their machines. It's ...

East Lake + Bobby Jones

This week, we have a story about wealth and leisure, amateurs and professionals and how a popular game in the South came about and the iconic place it was played.  Enjoying the po...

Many times, churches are the oldest or only surviving buildings in a community. By looking past their initial purpose, we can use location, building materials and even architecture...

Peters + Hurt

This is a story about two men; one from the North, one from the South, one from humble beginnings and one from a prominent family. Both would shape the city of Atlanta at its infan...

The Neighborhood Union

The Neighborhood Union was the first, female-led black social work organization in the city. Atlanta women led the charge to educate children, find them safe places to play, school...

Rich's Department Store

The attachment, nostalgia and love for Rich’s Department store runs deep. This week, I am covering the earliest history of department stores, the Rich Family and the growth of Ri...

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