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

twentieth century

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October 26, 1971

Muhammad Ali

He would box, but he would not fight.

At the height of the Vietnam War in 1967, Muhammad Ali was drafted. Declaring himself a conscientious object...
February 03, 1969

Ralph McGill

His was a voice of moderation during one of the South’s most racially divisive periods.

Ralph McGill was born in Tennessee in 1898. His sports co...
October 14, 1964

MLK Wins the Nobel Prize

He was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929 as Michael Luther King. His father l...

September 12, 1964

Stone Mountain Carving

On this day in 1964, sculptors began taking a third crack at the Confederate Memorial Carving on Stone Mountain, first proposed 50 years earlier by the Unite...

October 24, 1962

James Brown

He was born in a one-room shack in Barnwell, South Carolina, in 1933. He moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was five. His mother abandoned him, he grew up in abj...
November 25, 1961

Albany Movement

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. considered it one of his few failures.

The Albany Movement in the early 1960s had a simple but formidable objective: th...
January 09, 1961

Desegregation of UGA

One hundred seventy-six years after it was chartered, Georgia’s flagship university admitted its first black students on this day in 1961.

Hamilto...
October 12, 1958

Temple Bombing

In the early morning hours of this day in 1958, 50 sticks of dynamite exploded at the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, Atlanta's oldest and most prominent...

December 27, 1956

Jackie Robinson

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” The words of baseball great and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, who was born to ...
September 05, 1956

Heart of Atlanta Motel

It was touted as one of the finest hotels between New York and Miami, but its owner refused to rent rooms to black patrons. The Heart of Atlanta Motel, which op...

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