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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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April 27, 1927

Coretta Scott King

She was the first woman and first African-American to lie in state at the Georgia State Capitol rotunda.

Coretta Scott was born in 1927 in Alabama an...
June 24, 1840

Mary Latimer McLendon

Prohibition and voting rights for women: they were the twin passions of Mary Latimer McLendon.

Mary Latimer was the younger sister of outspoken suff...
October 27, 1828

Dahlonega Gold Rush

It was October and the trees were golden...and not just the trees.

Benjamin Parks was walking through the woods of north Georgia when he kicked a s...