Advanced Search
Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

Atlanta’s Tumultuous Fifties Fifty Years Later

Emory University
University of South Alabama
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia State University
Published August 5, 2004


In conjunction with the Michael C. Carlos Museum's "The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from The New York Times Photo Archives" exhibition at Emory University, Dr. Dana White moderates a panel discussion looking back at Atlanta's evolution over the past fifty years. Panelists include Dr. Robert Holmes, Director of the Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy at Clark Atlanta University; Dr. Susan McGrath, Director of the Honors Program at Georgia Perimeter College; and Dr. Timothy Crimmins, Professor of History at Georgia State University.


Part 2: Dr. Crimmins discusses the Lane Brothers photograph collection, highlighting Atlanta's physical and cultural landscapes

Part 3: Dr. Holmes examines how voter registration and Atlanta politics play into race relations and urban layout

Part 4: Dr. McGrath discusses school desegregation, highlighting Georgia's Pupil Placement Laws and Atlanta civic organizations