Atlanta Studies is an open access, digital publication of the Atlanta Studies Network that features work from scholars, writers, artists, and activists who are writing the next chapters in our city’s story. Examining Atlanta from a wide range of perspectives, we offer thoughtful analyses of the metro region’s past and present for a public audience. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. 

  • PARKS ARE FOR THE PEOPLE: THE PIEDMONT PARK RIOT AND THE POLITICS OF LATE 1960S ATLANTA

  • Music and Art in the Black Mecca: Atlanta’s Black Cultural Politics From Maynard to Keisha

  • Learning Our Lessons: Civics Education, Urban Planning, and Race in Postwar Atlanta

  • Mapping Title Lending and Poverty on ATLMaps

  • The Scripto Strikes: James V. Carmichael and Black Women’s Labor Organizing in Downtown Atlanta

  • Environmental Permanence in New South Atlanta: An Interview with William D. Bryan

We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part.