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Born into a blue-collar family in the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell built a shoeshine business when he was twelve years old—and used the profits to buy a vacant lot where he built a duplex while he was still a teen. Over the next fifty years, he continued to build businesses, amassing one of the nation’s most profitable minority-owned conglomerates. In Building Atlanta, Russell shares his inspiring life story and reveals how he overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech impediment to become one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. Not just a typical rags-to-riches story, Russell achieved his success through focus, planning, and humility, and he shares his winning advice throughout. As a millionaire builder before the civil rights movement took hold and a friend of Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young, he quietly helped finance the civil rights crusade, putting up bond for protestors and providing the funds that kept King’s dream alive. He provides a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the role the business community, both black and white working together, played in Atlanta’s peaceful progression from the capital of the racially divided Old South to the financial center of the New South.
More than any other major U.S. city, Atlanta regularly reinvents itself. From the Civil War’s devastation to the 1996 Olympic boom to the current housing crisis, the city’s history is a cycle of rise and fall, ruin and resurgence. In Planning Atlanta, two dozen planning practitioners and thought leaders bring the story to life. Together they trace the development of projects like Freedom Parkway and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. They examine the impacts of race relations on planning and policy. They explore Atlanta’s role as a 19th-century rail hub—and as the home of the world’s busiest airport. They probe the city’s economic and environmental growing pains. And they look toward new plans that will shape Atlanta’s next incarnation. Read Planning Atlanta and discover a city where change is always in the wind.
Insiders' Guide to Atlanta is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the Georgia's largest city. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Atlanta and its surrounding environs.
The Cotton States Exposition of 1895 was a world's fair in Atlanta held to stimulate foreign and domestic trade for a region in an economic depression. Theda Perdue uses the exposition to examine the competing agendas of white supremacist organizers and the peoples of color who participated. White organizers had to demonstrate that the South had solved its race problem in order to attract business and capital. As a result, the exposition became a venue for a performance of race that formalized the segregation of African Americans, the banishment of Native Americans, and the incorporation of other people of color into the region's racial hierarchy. White supremacy may have been the organizing principle, but exposition organizers gave unprecedented voice to minorities. African Americans used the Negro Building to display their accomplishments, to feature prominent black intellectuals, and to assemble congresses of professionals, tradesmen, and religious bodies. American Indians became more than sideshow attractions when newspapers published accounts of the difficulties they faced. And performers of ethnographic villages on the midway pursued various agendas, including subverting Chinese exclusion and protesting violations of contracts. Close examination reveals that the Cotton States Exposition was as much about challenges to white supremacy as about its triumph.
Atlanta is a city of contradictions—a hotbed of growth and business but steeped in a tradition of Southern hospitality. Its food is no different, and its chefs have everything to offer, including peaches, peanuts, fried chicken, and Coca-Cola. Features recipes from 56 of the best restaurants, including Watershed, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Babette’s Café, Gravity Pub, Horseradish Grill, Wisteria, Busy Bee’s Café, The Pecan, and Cakes & Ale.
Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta traces the principal routes and sites of battle used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120-day Atlanta Campaign. Special care is given to locating and identifying local families living along this path of war in 1864, and through their letters, diaries, or books, shares their experiences of war. Frances Howard's book In and Out of the Lines, chronicles the hardships experienced by families in the path of marching armies, and Lizzie Grimes's diary describes the burning of her house and town of Cassville, Georgia.
USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May, brings you to a new level of fantasy. Fans of Underworld and paranormal worlds will love this story! PARANORMAL HUNTRESS BOX SET is the first 3 books of the Paranormal Huntress series - altogether in one collection! "The wise learn many things from their enemies." My name's Atlanta Skolar, and I'm a huntress. No, not the vampire-slaying type, or the ever-brooding Winchester brothers from Supernatural. I live a relatively normal life—during the day at least. I go to school, have friends, and try my best to survive Uncle James' horrendous cooking. However, the nights in the city of Calen are not always calm. There's a thin veil between our world and the world of monsters, the good and the bad. I'm one of the few who stands between the two. With the help of my uncle, who's taken me in since my parents' deaths, I spend the nights making sure the balance is maintained and that each side keeps to their respective places. At least, that was until something rattled the cages and everything hit the fan. There's a new evil in town, an evil that's been here before, and it may be responsible for my parents' deaths. An evil that isn't satisfied with the balance. It'll do all it can to make sure darkness falls over Calen and the rest of the world once again. Scary? That ain't the half of it. It's particularly interested in me. Why? No idea. But it's my job as a huntress to make sure the evil is stopped, no matter what. BOOK 2 The city of Calen has fallen. The forces that once held the city as one are scattered and drained of power. Adelaide, one of the witches who's haunted and threatened the peace once made by the elders in the territory, has regained her power by releasing the hybrids she's created. She's determined to destroy Calen and all those who stand in her way. Atlanta, the Druid huntress, responsible for unlocking the hybrids and the murder of her uncle, tries to come to terms with what's happened. The fate of Calen rests in too few hands. Divided sanctions, Vamps, Wolf and Druid, must unify or each race stands no chance of survival. BOOK 3 Calen has fallen. Everlore has fallen. Atlanta Skolar is on the run. Barely escaping the clutches of Adelaide, and believing her mother is dead, she escapes the fires of the ancient city. Her escape, though, is bittersweet. Coupled with the unknown ability she has recently discovered, and the curious case of her platinum colored hair, she has yet to find a way to defeat the witch and her followers. Joined by her band of trusted friends, Atlanta must work to find the remaining Lunar Books and figure out the secrets within if she wants to stop Adelaide's conquest for complete dominance. But with hybrids and the compelled hot on her trail, the task seems almost impossible. Atlanta must find the strength within her, and unleash the powers of the Coven Master, if she wants to ensure the survival of her friends…and herself. SERIES: Never Look Back Coven Master Alpha's Permission Blood Bonding Oracle of Nightmares Shadows in the Night SEARCH TERMS: superhero fantasy ebooks, supernatural, superpowers, werewolf romance, werewolf series, werewolves, horror romance, horror, witches, new adult, paranormal fantasy, paranormal romance, w.j. may, series, mystery, paranormal, Young Adult, romance, suspense, urban fantasy, ark fantasy, fantasy new adult, vampires and witches, superhero, New Adult & College Romance Paranormal, new adult and college, New Adult & College Romance, chronicles of kerrigan, Tudor, England, tattoos, boarding school, fantasy, shifter mysteries, romance paranormal werewolves and shifters, shifter reverse harem, dark fantasy, weres, boarding school, fairy, fae, time travel, distopian
Named for the famous Spanish explorer who was said to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue began as a simple country road that conveyed visitors to the healing springs that once bubbled along it. Now, few motorists realize that the avenue, one of Atlanta’s major commuter thoroughfares, was a prestigious residential street in Victorian Atlanta, home to mayors and millionaires. An economic turn in the twentieth century transformed the avenue into a crime-ridden commercial corridor, but in recent years, Atlantans have rediscovered the street’s venerable architecture and storied history. Join local historian Sharon Foster Jones on a vivid tour of the avenue—from picnics by the springs in hoopskirts and Atlanta Crackers baseball to the Fox Theatre and the days when Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Al Capone lodged in the esteemed hotels lining this magnificent avenue.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION It's the end of summer in Atlanta, and fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover that back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear. Because it was the summer during which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing. The moving story of their struggle to grow up and survive shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives. PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES "Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon "Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generation."-Essence "One of America's finest writers."-Nylon.com "Tayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller." -Ploughshares
"The Life of Jefferson Davis" by Frank H. Alfriend. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa head to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia, to explore the creepy Underground past and the high tech global future, but someone ends up stranded on a giant stone ear-really!-in a mystery that will really blow you away! Look What's Inside This Mystery - people, places, history and more! Places in Atlanta: ¥ Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel ¥ Five Points ¥ Underground Atlanta ¥ The Fox Theatre ¥ Krispy Kreme ¥ Wren's Nest ¥ CNN Center ¥ Piedmont Park ¥ Atlanta Botanical Gardens ¥ Mary Mac's Tea Room ¥ Fernbank Museum of Natural History ¥ Cyclorama ¥ Zoo Atlanta ¥ Auburn Avenue ¥ World of Coca-Cola ¥ Stone Mountain ¥ Lenox Mall ¥ The Varsity ¥ Turner Field ¥ Oakland Cemetery ¥ Georgia Tech ¥ Capitol Building ¥ The High Museum of Art ¥ Dahlonega ¥ Pitch Tree Trail ¥ Sandtown Trail ¥ Zero Mile Post and the Western and Atlantic Railroad ? Storza Woods Educational Items: Margaret Mitchell ¥ Gone with the Wind ¥ North Georgia Gold Rush ¥ Atlanta history ¥ Creek Indians ¥ The Civil War ¥ General Sherman ¥ The Battle of Atlanta ¥ Brer Rabbit ¥ Joel Chandler Harris ¥ News production (at CNN) ¥ Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. ¥ 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games ¥ Thrashersville ¥ The Nutcracker ¥ The Arabian Nights ¥ Southern food ¥ Soul food ¥ Atlanta Crackers ¥ Atlanta Braves ¥ Sweet Auburn neighborhood ¥ Periodic table of Elements People: Solomon Luckie ¥ Sherlock Holmes ¥ Robert E. Lee ¥ Jefferson Davis ¥ Stonewall Jackson ¥ Priscilla the Pink Pig ¥ Zorro Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 150374 Lexile Measure: 690 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
NOTE: This version has language appropriate for younger readers. Things have changed for Bridget since her fight with the Cailleach, and they're gonna change for all of us now...