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  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    The Atlanta Braves is a professional baseball franchise and was created in 1871 on January 20th. The Atlanta Braves are located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.The Braves compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division.
  • Jimmy Carter In Georgia

    Jimmy Carter In Georgia
    Jimmy carter was a white male who was the 39th president. He was a american politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.
  • William B. Heartsfield

    William B. Heartsfield
    William B. Heartsfield was a white male and was born on March 1st 1890, in Atlanta,Ga. William was an American Politician who was with the Democratic Party. He was one of the greatest mayors of Atlanta. William served as mayor of Atlanta for six terms longer than any other person in the city's history.He helped arrange desegregation of the city’s businesses.When Martin Luther King Jr. were arrested during a march in 1960 William personally saw to it that the charges were dropped.
  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    Benjamin Mays is a African American male who was born in Ninety Six,South Carolina on August 1st,1894.He was known as the longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta.Benjamin was a distinguished African American minister, educator, scholar, and social activist.
  • 1946 Governor's Race

    1946 Governor's Race
    It was one of the most bizarre political episodes in American history. For a brief period of time in 1947, Georgia had three governors.Eugene Talmadge won election to a fourth term as Georgia's governor,but died before his inauguration. To fill the vacancy, Eugene's son, Herman, was appointed by the state Legislature.
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    The Atlanta Hawks is a professional basketball team located in Atlanta,Ga.The team plays its home games at Philips Arena.The Hawks compete in the NBA as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    Herman Eugene Talmadge was a white male who was born on August 9th,1913 in McRae,Ga.He is a attorney and a Democratic American politician from the state of Georgia. Herman is the son of the former governor,Eugene Talmadge. In 1956 Talmadge was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until his defeat in 1980.
  • Brown v. Board Of Education

    Brown v. Board Of Education
    Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case.In which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    The Georgia state flag that was used in 1956 featured a prominent Confederate battle flag and was designed by Southern Democrat John Sammons Bell, a World War II veteran and an attorney who was an outspoken supporter of segregation.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    The Sibley Commission was set up by governor Ernest Vandiver, who was forced to choose between closing public schools or obeying a federal order to desegregate them.The state representative George Bushbee introduced legislation, which created the General Assembly Committee on schools, known as the Sibley Commission.The committee was charged with gathering state residents belief regarding desegregation the Sibley Commission laid the foundation for ending massive struggles to abolish.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act was in 1964.This had ended Racism in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This was is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Comittee

    Student Non-Violent Coordinating Comittee
    This event was one of the most important organizations during the "The Civil Rights Movement". The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was founded by young people who had issued as leaders of the sit-in protest movement. This began as an interracial group advocating nonviolence. It later adopted greater militancy late in the decade, reflecting nationwide trends in black activism. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was disbanded by the early 1970's.
  • Hamilton Holmes And Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes And Charlayne Hunter
    Hamilton Holmes was a African American male who was born on July 8th,1941 and Charlayne Hunter was a African American female who was born on February 27th,1942 .They met at the University Of Georgia where they went to apply but were denied. They kept getting denied but then on January 6th,1961, a judge issued his ruling saying that would have been admitted if they weren't black.After that UGA quickly admitted them and they became the first African American students of that university.
  • The Albany Movement

    The Albany Movement
    The Albany Movement was a desegregation alliance established in Albany,Ga. This movement was established by local activists, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    Ivan Allen Jr. is a white male who was born on March 15th,1911 in Atlanta,Ga.Ivan was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta,during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960's.He was the only Southern politician that declare in the favor of the Civil Rights Act. He fought in WW2 and as mayor of Atlanta led racial integration efforts in 1960's at the time when other Southern cities were erupting in violence.He died on July 2nd, 2003 at the age 92.
  • March On Washington

    March On Washington
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the March on Washington, or The Great March on Washington, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and demanded civil and economic rights for African Americans.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    The Atlanta Falcons is a professional American football team located in Atlanta,Ga.The Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium was built in 1965.The Atlanta Falcons franchise began on June 30th in the same year,1965.The Falcons had their first season in 1966, and their first preseason game on August 1, 1966, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles. the Falcons have compiled a record in the playoffs winning division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    Lester Maddox was an American politician who served as the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. He was also the Atlanta restaurant owner and archsegregationist who adopted the pick handle as his symbol of defiance in a successful bid for the Georgia governorship in 1966, died on Wednesday in Atlanta.
  • Martin Luther KingJr

    Martin Luther KingJr
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a male African American. He was also a Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young was a African American male who was born on March 12th, 1932 in New Orleans, LA. He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was also an American politician, diplomat, and activist. Beginning his career as a pastor, Young was an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor

    Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. was the son of Irene Dobbs Jackson and Maynard Jackson,Sr. He was also an American politician and attorney from Georgia. He was also a member of the Democratic Party, and elected in 1973 at the age of 35 as the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and of any major city in the South.
  • 1996 Summer Olympics

    The 1996 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympic Games, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4, 1996.This was the largest event in the city's history. Local leaders hoped to use the publicity to promote Atlanta's image as an international city ready to play an important role in global commerce.