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Atlanta Public Schools

This week, we're talking about school in Atlanta, from the period between 1869 - 1965. When did public school begin? Who was it for? What were it's issues? From day one, public sch...

Avondale Estates

This week, we’re covering Avondale Estates, the mastermind behind it, and how the neighborhood housing stock covers two distinct periods in American history. Before Avondale, there...

DeFoor Murders

This week is about a 141-year old, unsolved, double murder of Martin and Susan DeFoor, in what is today one of the fastest changing parts of Atlanta. This is a story of crime, race...

The Almshouse

This week, we’re going to the almshouse, or poorhouse. Why did Atlanta have one, where was it located and what is still around today. The story has government drama, accusations of...

West End

A settlement born at the crossroads of Native American trails, developed for the wealthy white elites of the Gilded Age, later the poster child for racial segregation and home to t...

Bicycles

This week, we’re covering Atlanta’s history with the bicycle; its riders, causes, promoters, races, and venues. In the first 50 years of the city's cycling history, riders establis...

"Black Week"

In this new world of viruses and pandemics, I've found myself drawn to times in Atlanta’s history where things felt dark and overwhelming. I think there is value in looking to the ...

Streetcars

From the men who chartered the companies and the mules that pulled the cars to bitter feuds, boycotts and labor strikes...there is a lot to share about streetcars in Atlanta. They ...

African American Parks

As the world is in chaos, my hope is that, at the very least, I hope it can be a way for listeners to escape the news cycle and take a mental break. After 1890, black Atlantans wer...

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