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Jimmy Carter’s Pivotal Role in Georgia’s Black Civil Rights Struggle

Jimmy Carter wasn’t as outspoken about racial politics on the campaign trail during his second run for governor in 1970, but after winning the race, he made his then-controversial position on integration clear. “The time for racial discrimination is over,” Carter declared on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol after becoming the state’s 76th […]

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Oakland Cemetery’s First Black Director of Horticulture Talks Site’s Complicated Past

Somewhere between gardening and a good Black history book is where you’ll find Abra Lee. Lee, the first Black director of horticulture at Oakland Cemetery, is an ornamental horticulturist by trade. She’s also the author of the forthcoming book Conquer The Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. […]

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Will Georgia’s Book Ban Target Black Authors? Educators Have Concerns.

Cicely Lewis loves being a school librarian. Lewis has spent nearly two decades in education. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross. The job encompasses everything she’s drawn to, including the teaching component, and an opportunity to train other educators. Getting to buy books is just […]