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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 09, 1886

John B. Gordon

War can make or break a man. The Civil War made John Brown Gordon.

Born in Upson County in 1832, he was managing his father’s coalmines in north...
April 22, 1872

Henrietta Dozier

She was the first female architect in Georgia and the first woman in the South to receive formal architectural training.

Henrietta Dozier was born i...
March 17, 1869

Corra Harris

Before Margaret Mitchell, before Flannery O’Connor, Georgia produced a female author who was just as famous in her day.

Corra Harris was born in El...
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...

June 02, 1868

John Hope

Morehouse College and Atlanta University each once had a white president. John Hope changed that.

Hope was born in Augusta in 1868 to a white father...
October 07, 1866

Martha Berry

Martha Berry dedicated her life to education but had only one year of formal schooling herself. 

Berry was born in Alabama and moved to Rome, Geor...

July 21, 1861

Francis Bartow

Francis Bartow had it all—a law career, a senator for a father-in-law, wealth in plantations and slaves, political rank and military ambitions. But he risked ...
November 14, 1860

Alexander Stephens

The threat of secession hung heavy over the land eight days after Abraham Lincoln’s election. Alexander Stephens, who had known Lincoln from his days in Congr...
October 31, 1860

Juliette Gordon Low

She was partially deaf, suffered from depression, and had no children of her own, yet she founded the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Juliette Gordon Low ...

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