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

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July 04, 1970

Peachtree Road Race

It’s big now, but not to begin with.

In 1970, 110 runners lined up for the Atlanta Track Club’s first Peachtree Road Race. The starting line was...
August 23, 1961

Desegregation in Atlanta

When four African Americans came to Atlanta's Bitsy Grant Tennis Center on this day in 1961, they found a sign waiting for them: closed for repairs.

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July 09, 1936

Chattahoochee National Forest

Anyone who has ever taken a walk in the woods in north Georgia knows that the Chattahoochee National Forest is one of the state’s great treasures. But it wasn...