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

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May 23, 1914

Celestine Sibley

She was a Southern icon whose byline appeared in the Atlanta Constitution for 58 years.

Celestine Sibley was born in Florida in 1914. She got...
August 26, 1903

Caroline Miller

The first Georgian to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction was a woman who never went to college.

Caroline Miller was born in Waycross and published he...
November 08, 1900

Margaret Mitchell

She just wanted to be known as Mrs. John Marsh.

Margaret Mitchell was her maiden name. Born in Atlanta in 1900, she lived away from the city only ...
September 28, 1892

John Donald Wade

The rock of tradition versus the hard place of progress is an old Southern dilemma. John Donald Wade, born in Marshallville, knew it well.

Wade’s...

August 05, 1889

Conrad Aiken

A childhood tragedy would haunt poet and author Conrad Aiken all of his life, and provide the psychological foundation for much of his writing.

Per...
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...
February 23, 1868

W.E.B. Du Bois

He was one of the most influential black leaders of the 20th century, and he taught in Atlanta for almost 25 years.

W.E.B. Du Bois was born in Massac...
December 09, 1845

Joel Chandler Harris

Joel Chandler Harris was a New South journalist, a folklorist, and one of Georgia’s most famous authors.

He was born in Eatonton in 1845. Like Ben...
June 15, 1826

Bill Arp

Missouri has Mark Twain. Georgia has Bill Arp, the pen name for Charles Henry Smith.

Born in Lawrenceville in 1826, Smith moved to Rome in 1851 to pr...

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