Category Archives: slavery

Beyond Preservation – Avondale Estates Considered

In this week’s discussion about Avondale Estates, I could not help but think about this past week’s reading in context to our project. First and foremost is the consideration of the author who asserts that these types of programs applies … Continue reading

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Panel on Atlanta’s Confederate symbols to hold first meeting Wednesday

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History of the South with a capital S

Inspired by William Fitzhugh Brundage’s examination of public memory and identity construction within the South (with a capital S!) in The Southern Past: Power and the Production of History, I conducted my site visit analysis at the Margaret Mitchell House … Continue reading

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The Story of Alfred Jackson

One of the stories from Brundage’s book that stood out to me was the story of Alfred Jackson, President Andrew Jackson’s former slave. In chapter one, Brundage discusses how Alfred informed the association about items in the house and furniture … Continue reading

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Greetings and Reports

Hello. I just got back from the Atlanta History Center’s Discussion on the Confederate Monument issue and I felt like I should blog about it. The conversation began with a short address by the Atlanta History Center’s president, Sheffield Hale, … Continue reading

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Richmond VA and Monument Ave

My sister got married this weekend in Richmond VA, which a part from being very exciting and a happy event, was interesting for me because I was able to see some of the largest confederate monuments I have ever seen … Continue reading

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Unmarked Graves of Antioch Church

Antioch Baptist Church, an African-American church, was founded in 1886 through a land grant from P. G. Veazey, a plantation and former slave owner.  In 1908, Veazey sold the church an additional two acres to complete the area on which … Continue reading

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