Changing Atlanta 1950-1999

The Challenges of a Growing Southern Metropolis
March 03, 2016 - June 06, 2016
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Robert W. Woodruff Library
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Level 3
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Schatten Gallery

“Many of the topics that we address in this exhibition are ones that are still being discussed in Atlanta.” — Laura Starratt

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. 

Atlanta skyline over the years.

Atlanta skyline over the years.

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