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is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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August 03, 2008

Skip Caray

For Atlanta Braves fans, the phrase “Braves win” will always belong to one voice—Skip Caray.

Caray was born in 1939 in St. Louis, and grew up ...
May 19, 2007

Steve Bartkowski

“Peachtree Bart” was the Atlanta Falcons answer to Broadway Joe and he was just what the struggling team needed.

Steve Bartkowski was born in De...
February 04, 2005

Ossie Davis

As an actor, and as an activist, Ossie Davis made his mark.

Born Rayford Chatman Davis in 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, in Clinch County, he got his nic...
June 10, 2004

Georgia on My Mind

Hoagy Carmichael. Ray Charles. Two musicians, one from Indiana, one from Georgia, with at least one wonderful thing in common: “Georgia on My Mind.”
April 03, 2004

Dominique Wilkins

His basketball skills were so great that he was called the "human highlight film."

Dominique Wilkins was born in 1960 in France, where his father was...
February 02, 2002

Arthur Blank

From DIY to the NFL, Arthur Blank has scored big.

Born in Flushing, New York In 1942, he went to work for his father’s small pharmaceutical compan...
October 22, 2001

Howard Finster

Howard Finster saw things; he literally had visions. They inspired him to create a universe of unusual paintings, sculptures, and drawings. A self-taught fol...

April 24, 1999

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic Co...
January 25, 1999

Robert Shaw

The arts, he said, are not the privilege of the few, but the necessity of us all. Robert Shaw put the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - and Chorus - on the internat...
June 25, 1997

Atlanta Thrashers

If Atlanta loses one more hockey team, it will be a hat trick.

Hockey and the Deep South have always been something of a forced marriage. The Flames...

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