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

twentieth century

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November 05, 2002

Sonny Perdue

He was the first Republican governor elected in Georgia in more than 130 years, but George “Sonny” Perdue III began his political life as a Democrat.
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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...

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...
November 06, 1998

Newt Gingrich

He was the author of the Republican revolution of 1994—and one of the most powerful and polarizing leaders in Georgia history.

Newton Leroy Ging...
October 28, 1995

Braves Win the World Series

Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers.

The Braves played their first Atlanta ...
December 20, 1994

Dean Rusk

The second Georgian to serve as Secretary of State was a prime architect of the Vietnam War.

Dean Rusk was born in Cherokee County in 1909. A Rhodes...
September 17, 1994

"Ma" Rainey

Macon usually gets top billing when it comes to Georgia's musical heritage, but Columbus has a trump card – “Ma...

January 23, 1993

Thomas A. Dorsey

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” one of the most famous gospel songs ever written, was inspired by the personal tragedy of its author.

Thomas Dorse...
November 03, 1992

Cynthia McKinney

She was the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Georgia.

Cynthia McKinney was born in Atlanta to Billy McKinney, one of Atlanta...
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 ...

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