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Crossroads: Change in Rural America
This Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition recently finished its Georgia tour.
Our Arc of Constancy: A History of the Georgia General Assembly
This booklet offers a brief history of Georgia's state legislature and includes content links to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Explore Georgia’s State Art Collection,
now featured on the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Georgia Humanities Awards $634,200 in CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants

Georgia CARESGeorgia Humanities awarded $634,200 in CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants to 77 museums, libraries, historical societies, colleges and universities, and other organizations that offer humanities programming to Georgians.

The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, were awarded based on the applicant organization’s humanities programming mission, demonstrated need, and annual operating budget. Some grants will allow organizations to keep staff employed; others will use funds to protect facilities and collections; some will offer virtual programming; and others will plan and train staff to prepare for facilities to reopen observing public health recommendations for reduced crowd size and social distancing.

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National History Day Georgia

Students utilize computers at the 2019 state contest.Team Georgia competed in the National History Day National Contest June 9–14, 2020. Read the Team Georgia yearbook, featuring the Georgia students who represented our state at the national level, or peruse the virtual project showcase, which features Georgia student projects from the National Contest.

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The “forever” of Flannery O’Connor

The art of Georgia writer Flannery O’Connor lies in her ability to condense the heaviest of thoughts about life and purpose into the commonplace of stories.

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The slave dwelling project

The 21st-century idea of sleeping in a slave cabin from the antebellum era is at first challenging to the mind and the memory. What’s the point? Who would choose to do this? But this is exactly what Joseph McGill Jr., the founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, does.

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An award for all mankind, a dinner for one—the Atlanta Nobel Prize party for MLK, given by the city’s image-conscious white leadership

On October 14, 1964, the Nobel Committee announced that thirty-five-year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Georgia roots of one of the 20th century’s most successful songwriters

Music- and film-making are thriving businesses in Georgia now, but Georgia native Johnny Mercer—writer of such memorable songs as “Glow-Worm” and “Jeepers Creepers,” which were wildly popular in their day—successfully blended both during his long career.

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