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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.

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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...
May 04, 1965

Rolling Stones Play at Statesboro

“Pop music is sex and you have to hit them in the face with it.” So said the Rolling Stones’ manager as they rolled onto the music scene in 1962.
May 28, 1944

Gladys Knight

She will forever be taking that midnight train to Georgia.

Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul," was born in Atlanta in 1944. At age 7, she gained n...
May 09, 1937

Dave Prater

They were soul men long before the Blues Brothers.

Florida native Samuel Moore and Georgian David Prater were gospel music veterans when they joined...