Atlanta: Yesterday & Today

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Atlanta: Yesterday & Today is a tribute to one of America s most energetic and progressive cities. In 192 pages of beautiful photography and fascinating stories, the book celebrates the character, moxie, and extraordinary history that combined to earn Atlanta its status as the capital of the New South. From the city s rebirth after the Civil War, to the fight for social equality and civil rights, all the way through its meteoric growth as an international hub, Atlanta, Georgia, has grown into one of the United States most significant cities, as documented in Atlanta: Yesterday & Today. Read and learn about:

  • Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympic Games.
  • Downtown's Underground Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coca-Cola Museum.
  • The Midtown district s Piedmont Park.
  • The bohemian neighborhood of Little Five Points.
  • The Fabulous Fox theater and The Varsity restaurant.
  • Atlanta University Center, home of the largest consortium of private historically black colleges and universities in the nation.
  • Sweet Auburn, birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., and home of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, and Ebeneezer Baptist Church.
  • The famed shopping district and grand estates of the Buckhead district.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world s busiest airport.
  • The carvings of Confederate Civil War leaders Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis on the side of Stone Mountain east of Atlanta.

Filled with both rare historical photographs and stunning modern photographs, Atlanta: Yesterday & Today is a thorough presentation of Atlanta, Georgia. 

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