Congratulations to Team Georgia
More than 60 Georgia students participated in National History Day's virtual National Contest.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Explore this Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition in Blue Ridge now through July 17, 2020.
Journalism Moves Us and Makes Us
Curated digital content to make you think, question, and connect.
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.
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National History Day Georgia

Team Georgia competed in the National History Day National Contest June 9–14, 2020. Explore the Team Georgia yearbook, featuring the students who represented our state at the national level, at the link below.

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Georgia Humanities Releases Latest Impact Report

In 2019, Georgia Humanities connected people and communities to encourage understanding and inspire hope.

Our programs, publications, and resources engaged people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring what shapes us as individuals and binds us together as Georgians.

From National History Day Georgia to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, our programs reached every corner of our state.

Learn more in our annual report>>

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the state, events listed or publicized on our website may be rescheduled, postponed, or canceled due to public health concerns. We encourage all parties interested in attending any events to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Georgia Department of Health for guidelines regarding their health and safety at public events. Please contact host organizations directly for more information about the status of their respective event(s).

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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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