Changing Atlanta 1950-1999: The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis
Curated by Erica Bruchko, W. Michael Camp, Louis Fagnan, Kristin Morgan, and Laura Starratt, the exhibition will illuminate how Atlanta citizens confronted the trials of a rapidly evolving metropolis during the second half of the 20th century. It will focus on four areas:
- The end of the county-unit political system in Georgia and the revitalization of the state Republican Party;
- How Georgia responded to the federal mandate to integrate the public schools;
- The effect of advocacy in social planning; and
- The involvement of neighborhood associations.
“Many of the topics that we address in this exhibition are ones that are still being discussed in Atlanta,” says Starratt, who is also a manuscript archivist in the Rose Library.
April 12, 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 p.m. “Changing Atlanta: Politics and Civic Engagement,” a panel discussion with curators in the Jones Room, level 3 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library
The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 3. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free). "Visitors" hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.
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