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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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

literature

November 29, 1991

Frank Yerby

An African-American with a best-selling novel -- a book that was turned into a movie --- that was unheard of in the America of the late 1940s. Yet Frank Yerby ...
May 02, 1981

Murder in Savannah Inspires Bestselling Book

In Savannah it's "the book." John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was published in January 1994. The non-fiction account of antiques ...
December 15, 1939

Gone with the Wind Premiere

It is still one of the most popular films ever made, and its romanticized view of the Old South became firmly established in the popular imagination.

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June 07, 1935

Harry Crews

He was hailed as a bold new Southern writer in the Southern Gothic tradition, with his books populated by strange characters in a brutal and darkly humorous Sou...
December 17, 1903

Erskine Caldwell

His novels captured the desperation of poverty in Georgia and seared that image into the American psyche.

Erskine Caldwell was born in Coweta County ...
December 12, 1897

Lillian Smith

She was one of the first prominent white Southerners to denounce segregation, and she was a controversial figure all her life.

Lillian Smith was bor...
August 05, 1889

Conrad Aiken

A childhood tragedy would haunt poet and author Conrad Aiken all of his life, and provide the psychological foundation for much of his writing.

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