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

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November 24, 1868

Robert Abbott

A Georgia native founded the most influential black newspaper of the 20th century.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott was born on St. Simon’s island in 1868...
September 19, 1868

The Camilla Massacre

Long before “bloody Sunday” in Selma, Georgia had a much bloodier civil rights event – the Camilla Massacre. On this day in 1868, during Re...

February 23, 1868

W.E.B. Du Bois

He was one of the most influential black leaders of the 20th century, and he taught in Atlanta for almost 25 years.

W.E.B. Du Bois was born in Massac...
January 01, 1863

Emancipation Proclamation

Few presidential acts have had more impact upon the arc of history than the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on this day in 1863. ...

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