Irene Holliman Way examines the role John Portman played in the re-development of downtown Atlanta during the 1960s and 1970s and the disparate impacts of his “private urban renewal” efforts.
Scott Markley examines suburban redevelopment projects in Atlanta and their role in changing neighborhood racial composition.
Videos of presentations by Maurice Hobson, Joycelyn Wilson, and R. Candy Tate’s on key issues in the Black cultural politics of Atlanta from the 1970s to today.
Katie Marages Schank explores the mid-century Atlanta textbook Building Atlanta’s Future and the lessons we might learn from its erasure of African Americans from its representation of the city and its public housing.
Preston Hogue describes how white churches in 1960s–1980s Atlanta drew on racist ideologies and religious values in responding to racial transitions in their neighborhoods.
Barbara Harris Combs and Katherine Hankins interview Aldon Morris about W. E. B. Du Bois’ twenty-three year career at Atlanta University in the early twentieth century.
Videos of Andrea Young and Maurice J. Hobson in conversation about the postwar history of Atlanta as a “Black Mecca.”
Charles Steffen examines the institutional infrastructure of Atlanta’s former Skid Row in the South Downtown Business District and its eventual dismantling
Elora Raymond and Jesse Zaro Moore trace the development and impact of Single Family Rental Securitization in Atlanta.