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City of Atlanta
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From top left: City skyline from Buckhead, the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, Downtown Atlanta skyline, and Turner Field

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Motto: Resurgens (English translation: Rising Again)
Location and all 6 Zones in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb County, Clayton County, and Gwinnett County counties and the state of Georgia
City of Atlanta is located in the USA
City of Atlanta
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W / 33.755°N 84.39°W / 33.755; -84.39Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W / 33.755°N 84.39°W / 33.755; -84.39
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton & DeKalb
Terminus 1837
Marthasville 1843
City of Atlanta 1847
Government
 - Mayor Kasim Reed (D)
Area
 - City 132.4 sq mi (343.0 km2)
 - Land 131.8 sq mi (341.2 km2)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 - Urban 1,962.9 sq mi (5,083.9 km2)
 - Metro 8,376 sq mi (21,693.7 km2)
Elevation 738-1,050 ft (225-320 m)
Population (est. 2008)
 - City 537,958 (33rd)
 Density 4,018.4/sq mi (1,551.5/km2)
 Urban 3,499,840
 Metro 5,376,290 (8th)
 - Metro Density 629.4/sq mi (243/km2)
 - Demonym Atlantan
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30060, 30301-30322, 30324-30334, 30336-30350, 30353
Area code(s) 404, 470, 678, 770
FIPS code 13-04000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0351615[2]
Website atlantaga.gov
.Atlanta (pronounced /ətˈlæntə/ or /ætˈlæntə/) is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, as well as the urban core of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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^ His stay in the United States was a short one due to his treatment by the racist American film industries and because of criticism by blacks regarding his role as a corrupt emperor.
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^ During this time, when Baker returned to the United States, she was allegedly at a dinner party and began to speak in French as well as English with a French accent.
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.With a 2008 estimated population of 537,958, Atlanta is the thirty-third largest city in the United States, and the 28-county Atlanta Metropolitan Area is the eighth largest such region in the United States, and the second largest in the Southeastern U.S., behind Miami-Fort Lauderdale, with more than 5,376,285 residents.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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[7][8] The Atlanta Combined Statistical Area, home to 5,729,304 people, is the eighth largest in the country.[9][10]
Considered a top business city and transportation hub,[11][12] Atlanta is the world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T Mobility, and Delta Air Lines. The surrounding area contains additional corporate headquarters, including Home Depot and UPS. .Atlanta has the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies along with Chicago and Minneapolis, although Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, and UPS are not located within city limits but are counted as being in the city, and more than 75 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area.^ More than 33,000 of these gallant soldiers gave their lives for the sake of freedom and their country.
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^ He was a teamster prior to being hired by the LAFD. The City Fire Department Report of 1905 shows Lt. Bright assigned to Chemical Company No.
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^ When the recording session was over, Johnson presumably returned home with cash in his pocket; probably more money than he'd ever had at one time in his life.
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The Atlanta metropolitan area has the tenth largest concentration of Fortune 500 headquarters tied with Boston, Cleveland, and Denver.[13][14] .Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is located seven miles south of downtown Atlanta, is the world's busiest airport and the only major airport to serve the city.^ When his Major League career was completed, he compiled a modest 28-31 record with a 3.29 ERA. He also served as coach for the Atlanta Braves in 1968.
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^ Twenty two-year-old Charles Dodds had married Julia Major in Hazlehurst, Mississippi—about 35 miles (56 km) south of Jackson—in 1889.
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Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County and the fifth location for the seat of government of the state of Georgia. A small portion of the city of Atlanta corporate limits extends into DeKalb County. Residents of the city are known as Atlantans.[17]

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History

The land constituting the city of Atlanta was once a Native American village called Standing Peachtree. .The land that became the Atlanta area was taken from the Cherokee and Creeks by white settlers in 1822, with the first area settlement being Decatur.^ Given the times, his accomplishments in publishing and film are extraordinary, including being the first African-American to produce a film to be shown in "white" movie theaters.
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.On December 21, 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad to provide a trade route to the Midwestern United States.^ In addition to building Tuskegee, Washington became a famous orator and leading spokesperson for African Americans in the United States for the final 20 years of his life.
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^ The top selling toy in the United States in 1991 and 1992, over 40 million Super Soakers have generated over $200 million in sales since 1990.
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[18] Following the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation between 1838 and 1839 the newly depopulated area was opened for the construction of a railroad. .The area around the eastern terminus to the line began to develop first, and so the settlement was named "Terminus" in 1837. It was nicknamed Thrasherville after John Thrasher, who built homes and a general store there.^ It's still a toss up as to who was first, though generally agreed the credit goes to Nat Cole.
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^ Recording sessions Around 1936, Johnson sought out H. C. Speir in Jackson, Mississippi, who ran a general store and doubled as a talent scout.
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^ He was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston, brother of John Mercer Langston, who was the first Black American to be elected to public office, in 1855.
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[19] By 1842, the settlement had six buildings and 30 residents and the town was renamed "Marthasville".[20] The Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, J. Edgar Thomson, suggested that the area be renamed "Atlantica-Pacifica" after the Western and Atlantic Railroad, which was quickly shortened to "Atlanta".[20] The residents approved, and the town was incorporated as Atlanta on December 29, 1847.[21] By 1854, another railroad connected Atlanta to LaGrange, and the town grew to 9,554 by 1860.[22][23]
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Roundhouse in Atlanta, Georgia following extensive American Civil War damage.
^ During the American Civil War he was forced to work on the fortifications in Charleston harbor but managed to escape to the West Indies, where he remained until the end of the war in 1865.
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^ Similarly, 23 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) received the nation's highest military award during the Civil War.
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^ During Reconstruction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction), the period following the American Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War), the South was impoverished.
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Digitally restored albumen print, 1866.
.During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub.^ During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub.
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^ Atlanta during the Civil War .

^ Welcoming to all, Atlanta was first given the title of "The City Too Busy to Hate" while most of the South suffered major injustices during the Civil Rights Movement.
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In 1864, the city became the target of a major Union invasion. The area now covered by Atlanta was the scene of several battles, including the Battle of Peachtree Creek, the Battle of Atlanta, and the Battle of Ezra Church. .On September 1, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuated Atlanta after a four-month siege mounted by Union General William T. Sherman and ordered all public buildings and possible Confederate assets destroyed.^ As a result, President Lincoln issued General Order 233, threatening reprisal on Confederate prisoners of war (POWs) for any mistreatment of black troops.
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^ In perhaps the most heinous known example of abuse, Confederate soldiers shot to death black Union soldiers captured at the Fort Pillow, TN, engagement of 1864.
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The next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered the city, and on September 7 Sherman ordered the civilian population to evacuate. .He then ordered Atlanta burned to the ground on November 11 in preparation for his march south, though he spared the city's churches and hospitals.^ Christian City Church North Atlanta .
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^ Atlanta City Church (Fairburn, GA) .
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The rebuilding of the city was gradual. From 1867 until 1888, U.S. Army soldiers occupied McPherson Barracks in southwest Atlanta to ensure Reconstruction era reforms. .To help the newly freed slaves, the Freedmen's Bureau worked in tandem with a number of freedmen's aid organizations, especially the American Missionary Association.^ She joined other black physicians caring for freed slaves who would otherwise have had no access to medical care, working with the Freedmen's Bureau, and missionary and community groups, even though black physicians experienced intense racism working in the postwar South.
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^ He helped organize the National Medical Association, which at the time was the only medical organization open to African Americans.
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^ Adams was especially concerned that, without an education, the recently freed former slaves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedmen) would not be able to support themselves.
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.In 1868, Atlanta became the fifth city to serve as the state capital.^ In 1868, Atlanta became the fifth city to serve as the state capital.
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^ Atlanta, Georgia, United States Atlanta is capital of the state Georgia .
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^ Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area.
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[25] .The Confederate Soldiers' Home was built to house disabled and elderly Georgia veterans from 1901 to 1941.[26] Henry W. Grady, the editor of the Atlanta Constitution, promoted the city to investors as a city of the "New South", one built on a modern economy, less reliant on agriculture.^ Most important was the fact that he changed the South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops.
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^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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However, as Atlanta grew, ethnic and racial tensions mounted. The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 left at least 27 dead[27] and over 70 injured.
In 1907, Peachtree Street, the main street of Atlanta, was busy with streetcars and automobiles.
.On December 15, 1939, Atlanta hosted the premiere of Gone with the Wind, the movie based on Atlanta-born Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel of the same name.^ He wrote, directed and produced the silent motion picture The Homesteader, starring the pioneering African American actress Evelyn Preer, based on his novel of the same name.
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Stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and legendary producer David O. Selznick attended the gala, which was held at Loew's Grand Theatre, now destroyed. Leslie Howard had returned to England for the war.[28] .The reception was held at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, which is still standing.^ The Georgian Terrace Hotel .
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.During World War II, manufacturing such as the Bell Aircraft factory in the suburb of Marietta helped boost the city's population and economy.^ Long was killed in action during World War II. Courtesy of Dr. George Eisen Photograph #69562 .
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^ African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe.
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^ The Morgan gas mask was later refined for use by U.S. Army during World War I. In 1914, Garrett Morgan was awarded a patent for a Safety Hood and Smoke Protector.
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Shortly after the war, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was founded in Atlanta.[29]
In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. .Board of Education, which helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement, racial tensions in Atlanta began to express themselves in acts of violence.^ During the 1960s, Morehouse students were actively involved in the civil rights movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_civil_rights_movement) in Atlanta.
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^ During the violent days of the Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Rice armed himself and kept guard over the house while Condoleezza practiced the piano inside.
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^ This peaceful man, who had constantly urged that “violence is not the way” but who paid for his beliefs with his life, was a prominent voice in the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.
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On October 12, 1958, a Reform Jewish temple on Peachtree Street was bombed; the synagogue's rabbi, Jacob Rothschild, was an outspoken advocate of integration.[30] A group of anti-Semitic white supremacists calling themselves the "Confederate Underground" claimed responsibility.
Interior of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Sweet Auburn
In the 1960s, Atlanta was a major organizing center of the Civil Rights Movement, as Dr. Martin Luther King and students from Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities played major roles in the movement's leadership. .Two of the most important civil rights organizations, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, had their national headquarters in Atlanta.^ During the 1960s, Morehouse students were actively involved in the civil rights movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_civil_rights_movement) in Atlanta.
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^ The Southern Christian Leadership Council established an annual Rosa Parks Freedom Award in her honor.
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^ Du Bois was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP -- the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America).
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Despite some racial protests during the Civil Rights era, Atlanta's political and business leaders labored to foster Atlanta's image as "the city too busy to hate". In 1961, Atlanta Mayor Ivan .Allen Jr. became one of the few Southern white mayors to support desegregation of his city's public schools.^ While still serving as a public school principal, Johnson studied law and became the first African American to pass the bar exam in Florida.
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^ She was one of the reporters on the critically acclaimed documentary, "Black and White America"; and she anchored three hour-long ABC News specials: "The Changing American Family," "Public Schools in Conflict" and "Sex and Violence in Media."
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^ In 1947, the schools of the Southern states were segregated -- black students and white students had to attend separate schools.
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.African-American Atlantans demonstrated growing political influence with election of the first African-American mayor in 1973. They became a majority in the city during the late 20th century but suburbanization, rising prices, a booming economy and new migrants have decreased their percentage in the city from a high of 69 percent in 1980 to about 54 percent in 2004. The addition of new immigrants such as Latinos and Asians is also altering city demographics, along with an influx of white residents.^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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^ On September 7th, 1960, in Rome, Wilma became the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in the Olympics.
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^ He made significant contributions to debates about race, politics, and history in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, primarily through his writing and impassioned speaking on race relations.
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In 1990, Atlanta was selected as the site for the 1996 Summer Olympics. .Following the announcement, Atlanta undertook several major construction projects to improve the city's parks, sports facilities, and transportation.^ Following the announcement, Atlanta undertook several major construction projects to improve the city's parks, sports facilities, and transportation.
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^ Easily accessible from all of Atlanta's major expressways, this Hartsfield-Jackson Airport hotel is situated adjacent to the airport and features complimentary airport transportation.
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^ Among major American cities, Atlanta is third highest in elevation - behind slightly higher Phoenix and 1 mile (1,600 m) high Denver .
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.Atlanta became the third American city to host the Summer Olympics.^ On September 7th, 1960, in Rome, Wilma became the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in the Olympics.
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^ In 1890 Dr. George Sale became the seminary's third president and in 1897 the school was renamed Atlanta Baptist College.
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.The games themselves were marred by numerous organizational inefficiencies, as well as the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.^ Centennial Olympic Park .
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Contemporary Atlanta is sometimes considered to be an archetype for cities experiencing rapid growth and urban sprawl.[34][35] Unlike most major cities, metropolitan Atlanta does not have any natural boundaries, such as an ocean, lakes, or mountains, that might constrain growth.
The city has recently been commended by bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency for its eco-friendly policies.[36] .In 2009, Atlanta's Virginia-Highland became the first carbon-neutral zone in the United States.^ In addition, he was the first African American to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States).
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^ In addition to building Tuskegee, Washington became a famous orator and leading spokesperson for African Americans in the United States for the final 20 years of his life.
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^ He was the first elected African American governor in United States history.
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.Verus Carbon Neutral developed the partnership that links 17 merchants of the historic Corner Virginia-Highland shopping and dining neighborhood retail district, through the Chicago Climate Exchange, to directly fund the Valley Wood Carbon Sequestration Project (thousands of acres of forest in rural Georgia).^ Virginia-Highlands Neighborhood .
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Geography

Topography

.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 343.0 km2 (132.4 sq mi).^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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341.2 km2 (131.7 sq mi) of it is land and 1.8 km2 (1 sq mi) of it is water. .The total area is 0.51% water.^ The total area is 0.51% water.
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At about 1,050 feet (320 m) above mean sea level (the airport is at 1,010 feet (308 m), Atlanta sits atop a ridge south of the Chattahoochee River. Atlanta has the highest average elevation of any major city east of Denver.
The Eastern Continental Divide line enters Atlanta from the south, proceeding to the downtown area. From downtown, the divide line runs eastward along DeKalb Avenue and the CSX rail lines through Decatur.[39] Rainwater that falls on the south and east side runs eventually into the Atlantic Ocean, while rainwater on the north and west side of the divide runs into the Gulf of Mexico[39] via the Chattahoochee River. That river is part of the ACF River Basin, and from which Atlanta and many of its neighbors draw most of their water. .Being at the far northwestern edge of the city, much of the river's natural habitat is still preserved, in part by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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.Downstream however, excessive water use during droughts and pollution during floods has been a source of contention and legal battles with neighboring states Alabama and Florida.^ Downstream, however, the area's excessive water use and pollution during droughts has been a source of contention and legal wrangling.
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^ Downstream however, excessive water use during droughts and pollution during floods has been a source of contention and legal battles with neighboring states Alabama and Florida.
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^ They have been reported from the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
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Climate

Atlanta's Piedmont Park, with a blanket of winter snow.
.Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate, (Cfa) according to the Köppen classification, with hot, humid summers and mild, but occasionally chilly winters by the standards of the southern United States.^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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July highs average 89 °F (32 °C) or above, and low average 71 °F (22 °C).[42] .Infrequently, temperatures can even exceed 100 °F (38 °C).^ Temperatures can exceed 100 °F (38 °C) during a major heat wave.
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The highest temperature recorded in the city is 105 °F (41 °C), reached in July, 1980.[42] January is the coldest month, with an average high of 52 °F (11 °C), and low of 33 °F (1 °C).[42] Generally average lows are in the upper 20s and lower 30s in the north Georgia region. Warm fronts can bring springlike temperatures in the 60s (high teens) and 70s (low 20s) in winter, and Arctic air masses can drop nighttime temperatures into the teens (−11 to -7 C). .The coldest temperature ever recorded was −9 °F (−23 °C) in February 1899.[42] A close second was −8 °F (−22 °C), reached in January 1985.[42] Atlanta has a more temperate climate than other southern cities of the same latitude due to its relatively high elevation of 1,050 feet (320 m) above sea level.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ History is more than political and military records of peoples and nations.
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^ The Airmen’s success during World War II – not losing a single bomber to enemy fire in more than 200 combat missions – is a record unmatched by any other fighter group.
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.Like the rest of the southeastern U.S., Atlanta receives abundant rainfall, which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year.^ Like the rest of the Southeastern U.S., Atlanta receives abundant rainfall, which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year.
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^ GOT-JUNK? has been proud to service the Atlanta area for more than five years and we'd like to thank you for accepting 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as one of your own!
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^ About the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel - Hilton Welcome to the Hilton Atlanta Airport hotel - the only Atlanta Airport hotel to receive the AAA 4-Diamond Award for 20 consecutive years.
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Average annual rainfall is 50.2 inches (1,275 mm).[43] An average year sees frost on 36 days; snowfall averages about 2 inches (5 cm) annually. The heaviest single storm brought 10 inches (25 cm) on January 23, 1940.[44] Blizzards are rare but possible; one hit in March 1993. Frequent ice storms can cause more problems than snow; the most severe such storm may have occurred on January 7, 1973.[45]
Climate data for Atlanta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 51.9
(11.1)
56.8
(13.8)
65.0
(18.3)
72.9
(22.7)
80.0
(26.7)
86.5
(30.3)
89.4
(31.9)
87.9
(31.1)
82.3
(27.9)
72.9
(22.7)
63.3
(17.4)
54.6
(12.6)
72.0
(22.2)
Average low °F (°C) 33.5
(0.8)
36.7
(2.6)
43.6
(6.4)
50.4
(10.2)
59.5
(15.3)
67.1
(19.5)
70.6
(21.4)
69.9
(21.1)
64.3
(17.9)
52.8
(11.6)
43.5
(6.4)
36.2
(2.3)
52.3
(11.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 5.03
(127.8)
4.68
(118.9)
5.38
(136.7)
3.62
(91.9)
3.95
(100.3)
3.63
(92.2)
5.12
(130)
3.67
(93.2)
4.09
(103.9)
3.11
(79)
4.10
(104.1)
3.82
(97)
50.2
(1,275.1)
Snowfall inches (mm) 0.9
(22.9)
0.5
(12.7)
0.4
(10.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(5.1)
2.0
(50.8)
Avg. snowy days 0.6 0.7 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.8
Avg. precipitation days 12.1 9.8 10.9 8.4 9.6 9.8 11.5 9.5 8.3 6.4 9.4 10.4 116.1
Source: NOAA [46] February 2010
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [47] February 2010
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In 2007, the American Lung Association ranked Atlanta as having the 13th highest level of particle pollution in the United States.
^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ In addition, he was the first African American to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States).
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^ In addition to building Tuskegee, Washington became a famous orator and leading spokesperson for African Americans in the United States for the final 20 years of his life.
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[48] The combination of pollution and pollen levels, and uninsured citizens caused the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to name Atlanta as the worst American city for asthma sufferers to live in.[49]
On March 14, 2008, an EF2 tornado hit downtown Atlanta with winds up to 135 mph (217 km/h). The tornado caused damage to Philips Arena, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, and the Georgia World Congress Center. .It also damaged the nearby neighborhoods of Vine City to the west and Cabbagetown, and Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills to the east.^ The Stacks at Fulton Cotton Mill .
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.While there were dozens of injuries, only one fatality was reported.^ Sure, he liked the attention, but to him, there was only one goal.
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[50] City officials warned it could take months to clear the devastation left by the tornado.[51]

Cityscape

The City of Atlanta from Stone Mountain. Downtown and Midtown to the left, and Buckhead to the right.

Architecture

.Atlanta's skyline is punctuated with highrise and midrise buildings of modern and postmodern vintage.^ Atlanta's skyline is punctuated with highrise and midrise buildings of modern and postmodern vintage.
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^ Atlanta has been in the midst of a construction and retail boom, with over 60 new highrise or midrise buildings either proposed or under construction as of April 19, 2006.
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.Its tallest landmark – the Bank of America Plaza – is the 37th-tallest building in the world at 1,023 feet (312 m).^ Bank of America Midtown Building .
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.It is also the tallest building in the United States outside of Chicago and New York City.^ It is also the tallest building in the United States outside of Chicago and New York City.
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^ Atlanta has among the largest Korean, Thai, and Lao communities in the United States beyond the major cities of the West Coast, Texas, and New York City.
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^ Places not directly served can fly into any one of the United States' other airline hubs, such as New York City, Miami, or Los Angeles, and connect to Atlanta, usually for a nominal fee.
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Atlanta at night.
.Unlike many other Southern cities such as Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, and New Orleans, Atlanta chose not to retain its historic Old South architectural characteristics.^ Elijah Muhammad also charged him with establishing new mosques in cities such as Detroit, Michigan and Harlem, New York.
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Instead, Atlanta viewed itself as the leading city of a progressive "New South" and opted for expressive modern structures.[53] .Atlanta's skyline includes works by most major U.S. firms and some of the more prominent architects of the 20th century, including Michael Graves, Richard Meier, Marcel Breuer, Renzo Piano, Pickard Chilton, and soon, David Chipperfield.^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II) to the 1990s.
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^ Musicians who have covered her work (or her specific renditions of songs) include Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, The Animals, Muse, Michael Bublé, Katie Melua and Timbaland.
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.Atlanta's most notable hometown architect may be John Portman whose creation of the atrium hotel beginning with the Hyatt Regency Atlanta (1967) made a significant mark on the hospitality sector.^ Hyatt Regency Atlanta .
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.Through his work, Portman—a graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture -- reshaped downtown Atlanta with his designs for the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, Peachtree Center, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, and SunTrust Plaza.^ College While attending Atlanta University, from which he earned his A.B. in 1894, Johnson taught for two summers in rural Hampton, Georgia.
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The city's highrises are clustered in three districts in the city — Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead.[54] (there are two more major suburban clusters, Perimeter Center to the north and Cumberland/Vinings to the northwest). .The central business district, clustered around the Hyatt Regency Atlanta[55] hotel – one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta at the time of its completion in 1967 – also includes the newer 191 Peachtree Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza, SunTrust Plaza, Georgia-Pacific Tower, and the buildings of Peachtree Center.^ The building, which came to be called "Red Cliff House," was completed at about the same time as Henson's twenty-fifth birthday.
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Midtown Atlanta, farther north, developed rapidly after the completion of One Atlantic Center in 1987.

Urban development

Atlanta's Midtown West.
High rise residential units in the "Midtown Mile".
.Businesses continue to move into the Midtown district.^ In 1920, Garrett Morgan moved into the newspaper business when he established the Cleveland Call.
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[56] The district's newest office tower, 1180 Peachtree, opened there in 2006 at a height of 645 feet (197 m), and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification that year from the U.S. Green Building Council. .Atlanta has been in the midst of a construction and retail boom, with over 60 new highrise or midrise buildings either proposed or under construction as of April 19, 2006.[57] October 2005 marked the opening of Atlantic Station, a former brownfield steel plant site redeveloped into a mixed-use urban district.^ He helped to install the first electric plants in Philadelphia, New York City and Montreal and oversaw the installation of lighting in railroad stations, government building and major thoroughfares in Canada, New England and London.
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^ His theft of power from a white-controlled company, and new rent-free residence under a white-only building, are symbols of his invisible rebellion against white society.
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In early 2006, Mayor Franklin set in motion a plan to make the 14-block stretch of Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta (nicknamed "Midtown Mile") a street-level shopping destination envisioned to rival Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive or Chicago's Magnificent Mile.[58][59]
.In spite of civic efforts such as the opening of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown in 1996, Atlanta ranks near last in area of park land per capita among cities of similar population density, with 8.9 acres (36,000 m2) per thousand residents (36 m²/resident) in 2005.[60] The city has a reputation, however, as a "city of trees" or a "city in a forest";[61][62] beyond the central Atlanta and Buckhead business districts, the skyline gives way to a sometimes dense canopy of woods that spreads into the suburbs.^ Solo flights can exceed 70,000 feet and last nine hours, and U-2s, with their tremendous wingspan, are one of the toughest crafts to land.
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^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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^ In 1965, 60 years after Paige's supposed birthday, he took the mound for the last time, throwing three shutout innings for the Kansas City Athletics.
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Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed over 68,000 shade trees.[63]
.The city's northern district, Buckhead, is eight miles north of downtown Atlanta and features wealthy neighborhoods, such as Peachtree Battle, Tuxedo Park, Peachtree Hills, and Chastain Park, and is consistently ranked as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in America.^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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^ W. Deen Muhammad, one of the most eminent Muslim leaders in America, is the son of Elijah Muhammad, the longtime head of the Nation of Islam (NOI) who died in 1975.
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^ A typical crew consisted of one trail chief, eight cowboys, a wrangler to take care of the horses, and a cook.
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Atlanta's East Side is quickly emerging as an intown destination as a result of the rapid gentrification it has undergone in the current decade. It boasts hip and urban neighborhoods with craftsman bungalows, Victorian mansions, and new infill. .Some of the more established neighborhoods include Inman Park, Candler Park, Lake Claire, and Little Five Points.^ Aurora Coffee Little Five Points .
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^ Little Five Points Community Center .
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^ Inman Park (Neighborhood) .
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.The more affordable neighborhoods of Kirkwood, Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown and Edgewood also have much to offer.^ He always gave the impression of having much more to offer and, if pushed, he could punch quite powerfully.
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[64] These areas of the city are also appealing to the younger, hip generation of people between the ages of 18-35 due to the location of shopping, transportation and cultural living. .In addition to creating new space within the city, developers have also utilized many old buildings to create living space for the forementioned neighborhoods.^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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^ Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood.
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^ She currently lives in New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) and no longer makes public appearances.
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.In the city's Southwestern section, Collier Heights is home to the wealthy and elite African-American population of the city, and features neighborhoods such as Cascade Heights and Peyton Forest.^ Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood.
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^ Samuel J. Battle, interviewed in 1960, was the first African American patrolman in New York City.
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^ Simone had always included songs in her repertoire that hinted to her African-American origins (such as "Brown Baby" and "Zungo" on Nina at the Village Gate in 1962).
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Culture

Entertainment and performing arts

Atlanta's classical music scene includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, New Trinity Baroque, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Boy Choir and the Atlanta Boy Choir. Classical musicians have included renowned conductors Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano.
The city has a well-known and active live music scene[citation needed]. The Fox Theatre is an historic landmark and one of the highest grossing venues in the world. The city also has a large collection of highly successful music venues of various sizes that host top and emerging touring acts. Popular local venues include the Tabernacle, the Variety Playhouse, The Masquerade, The Star Community Bar and the EARL.
The most famous galleries in the city include the renowned High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Institute for the Arts, and the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art.
Atlanta is the home of many aspiring and upcoming hip-hop artists, and major recording studios/companies such as So So Def Recordings, Grand Hustle Records, BME Recordings, Block Entertainment, Konvict Muzik, and Disturbing tha Peace

Tourism

Atlanta's Piedmont Park is the city's largest park. A portion of the park is seen here with the Midtown Atlanta Skyline.
.Atlanta attracts the thirteenth-highest number of foreign tourists of any city in the United States, with more than 478,000 foreign visitors arriving in the city in 2007.[66] That same year (according to Forbes), it was estimated that Atlanta attracted 37 million visitors into the city.^ African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe.
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^ Perry moved to Hollywood and appeared in more than forty films over the next fifty years.
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^ During that conflict, more than 180,000 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) wore the Union Army blue.
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[67] .The city features the world's largest indoor aquarium,[68] the Georgia Aquarium, which officially opened to the public on November 23, 2005. The new World of Coca-Cola, opened adjacent to the Aquarium in May 2007, features the history of the world-famous soft drink brand and provides visitors the opportunity to taste different Coca-Cola products from around the world.^ The narrator is at first happy to be making a difference in the world, "making history," in his new job.
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Underground Atlanta, a historic shopping and entertainment complex lies under the streets of downtown Atlanta. Atlantic Station, a huge new urban renewal project on the northwestern edge of Midtown Atlanta, officially opened in October 2005.
The Varsity has been an Atlanta landmark for over 75 years.
.Atlanta hosts a variety of museums on subjects ranging from history to fine arts, natural history, and beverages.^ Atlanta hosts a variety of museums on subjects ranging from history to fine arts, natural history, and beverages.
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^ Rome, GA. Tour the museum and art gallery, the 1847    mansion, formal gardens and nature trails.
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^ From formal banquets to casual settings, the Emory Conference Center Hotel Atlanta Georgia, offers a wide range of Atlanta catering , fine dining, ...
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.Museums and attractions in the city include the Atlanta History Center; the Carter Center; the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site; the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum; historic house museum Rhodes Hall; and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum.^ Robinson brought many prominent leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955-1968%29) to Selma, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin_Luther_King%2C_Jr.
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^ The campus forms the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and is a National Historic Landmark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Historic_Landmark).
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^ Mays, who would become a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin_Luther_King%2C_Jr.
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Children's museums include The Fernbank Science Center and Imagine It! .Children's Museum of Atlanta.^ The Children's Museum of Atlanta .
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Piedmont Park hosts many of Atlanta's festivals and cultural events, including the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride.[69] .Atlanta Botanical Garden sits next to the park.^ Atlanta Botanical Garden .
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Zoo Atlanta, in Grant Park, features a panda exhibit. .Just east of the city rises Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite in the world.^ O'Ree was born in 1935 and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small city in coal mining region just north and east of Maine.
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.During Labor Day weekend each year, Atlanta hosts the popular multi-genre convention Dragon*Con, held downtown at the Hyatt Regency, Marriot Marquis, Hilton and Sheraton hotels.^ Hyatt Regency Atlanta .
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^ Atlanta Sheraton Gateway Hotel .
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^ Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport .
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.The event attracts an estimated 30,000 attendees annually.^ This game was considered more important than the World Series and annually attracted between 20,000 and 50,000 fans.
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.The entire month of August is dedicated to filmmaking when Atlanta hosts the month-long celebration of independent film known as Independent Film Month[71] And in October the Midtown Atlanta area is host to the popular Out on Film gay film festival, attracting film makers and fans from around the world.^ It was followed in 1924 by his performances in a revival of The Emperor Jones, the play Rosanne, and the silent movie Body and Soul for Oscar Micheaux, an independent black film maker.
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^ AM Where I live they play "Celebrate Black History Month" commercials from Feburaury thru October.
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^ This game was considered more important than the World Series and annually attracted between 20,000 and 50,000 fans.
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Religion

North Avenue Presbyterian Church, on the southeast corner of North Avenue and Peachtree Street
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Corretta Scott King Tomb in the Sweet Auburn district, preserved as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.
.There are over 1,000 places of worship within the city of Atlanta.^ There are over 1,000 places of worship within the city of Atlanta.
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^ Atlanta - Oakland Cemetery - This cemetery is the resting place for 3,000 to 4,500 confederate soldiers that died during Sherman's Invasion of Atlanta.
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^ This is an increase of 62.4% over Atlanta's resident population – the second-largest daytime population swing in America among cities with more than 250,000 residents.
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[73] .Protestant Christian faiths are well represented in Atlanta,[74] the city historically being a major center for traditional Southern denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).^ In 1879, the institute moved to the basement of the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary.
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^ They moved to Nashville and The Wonder Children were signed with the National Baptist Convention to tour churches throughout the southern states.
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^ Before the commission would certify his promotion, Bright, being the first African-American to apply for such advancement was required to go to the Second Baptist Church and obtain an endorsement from his Minister and congregation.
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There are a large number of "mega churches" in the area, especially in suburban areas.
.Atlanta contains a large, and rapidly growing, Roman Catholic population which grew from 292,300 members in 1998 to 750,000 members in 2008, an increase of 156 percent.^ Malcolm was largely credited with increasing membership in the Nation of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963.
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[75] .About 10 percent of all metropolitan Atlanta residents are Catholic.^ African-Americans make up about a third of the estimated 4 to 8 million Muslims in the U.S. -- conservatively, around 1.5 million, nearly 5 percent of all African-Americans.
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[76] As the see of the 84 parish Archdiocese of Atlanta, Atlanta serves as the metropolitan see for the Province of Atlanta. The archdiocesan cathedral is the Cathedral of Christ the King and the current archbishop is the Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory.[77][78] Also located in the metropolitan area are several Eastern Catholic parishes which fall in the jurisdiction of Eastern Catholic eparchies for the Melkite, Maronite, and Byzantine Catholics.[79]
.The city hosts the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral, the see of the Metropolis of Atlanta and its bishop, Alexios.^ Greek Orthodox Cathedral .
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.Other Orthodox Christian jurisdictions represented by parishes in the Atlanta area include the Antiochian Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America.^ Christian City Church North Atlanta .
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.Atlanta is also the see of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, which includes all of northern Georgia, much of middle Georgia and the Chattahoochee River valley of western Georgia.^ All Saints Episcopal Church - Atlanta .
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.This Diocese is headquartered at the Cathedral of St Philip in Buckhead and is led by the Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander.^ Cathedral of St. Philip .
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[80]
Atlanta serves as headquarters for several regional church bodies also. .The Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America maintains offices in downtown Atlanta; ELCA parishes are numerous throughout the metro area.^ Metro Atlanta area .
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.There are eight United Church of Christ congregations in the Atlanta metro area, one of which, First Congregational in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, is noted for being the church with which former mayor Andrew Young is affiliated.^ Metro Atlanta area .
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^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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^ Before the commission would certify his promotion, Bright, being the first African-American to apply for such advancement was required to go to the Second Baptist Church and obtain an endorsement from his Minister and congregation.
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Traditional African American denominations such as the National Baptist Convention and the African Methodist Episcopal Church are strongly represented in the area. .These churches have several seminaries that form the Interdenominational Theological Center complex in the Atlanta University Center.^ In 1879, the institute moved to the basement of the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary.
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^ Morehouse is part of the Atlanta University Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_University_Center) along with Clark Atlanta University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Atlanta_University), Interdenominational Theological Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdenominational_Theological_Center), Morehouse School of Medicine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morehouse_School_of_Medicine) and Spelman College (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelman_College).
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.The headquarters for The Salvation Army's United States Southern Territory is located in Atlanta.^ On December 19, 1943, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces, authorized the activation of the company as an all-black unit with black officers as well as black enlisted men.
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^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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[81] The denomination has eight churches, numerous social service centers, and youth clubs located throughout the Atlanta area.
.The city has a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in the suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia.^ Fifteen hundred people attended Malcolm's funeral in Harlem at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ on February 27, 1965.
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The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta in adjacent Lilburn, Georgia is currently the largest Hindu temple in the world outside of India.[82] .It is one of approximately 15 Hindu temples in the metro Atlanta area, along with 7 other Hindu temples in Georgia serving nearly 100,000 Hindus in Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Perry, Savannah, Columbus, Rome/Cartersville and other remote centers.^ Another 30,000 served in the Navy, and 200,000 served as workers on labor, engineering, hospital and other military support projects.
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There also are an estimated 75,000 Muslims in the area and approximately 35 mosques.[83]
.Metropolitan Atlanta is also home to a Jewish community estimated to include 120,000 individuals in 61,300 households.^ Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta & Zaban Park .
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[84] .This study places Atlanta's Jewish population as the 11th largest in the United States, up from 17th largest in 1996.[84] Atlanta also has a considerable number of ethnic Christian congregations such as Korean Baptist/Methodist/Presbyterian Churches, Tamil Church Atlanta, Telugu Church, Hindi Church, Malayalam Church, Ethiopian, Chinese, and many more traditional ethnic religious groups.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ In 1879, the institute moved to the basement of the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary.
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^ They moved to Nashville and The Wonder Children were signed with the National Baptist Convention to tour churches throughout the southern states.
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Sports

.Atlanta is home to several professional sports franchises, including teams from all four different major league sports in the U.S. The Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, have played in the city since 1966. The Braves began playing in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, and is the oldest continually operating professional sports franchise in America.^ All the other professional sports, including tennis, bowling, golf, baseball, football, and boxing were racially integrated by 1950.
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^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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^ He started skating when he was three years old and began playing in a league at age five.
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[85] The Braves won the World Series in 1995, and had an unprecedented run of 14 straight divisional championships from 1991 to 2005.
.The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team of the National Football League have played in Atlanta since 1966. The team currently plays at the Georgia Dome.^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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^ During the 1955/1956 hockey season, Willie played for the Kitchener-Waterloo Canucks, a junior league team.
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^ Willie played in local hockey leagues before joining a junior team while in high school.
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They have won the division title three times (1980, 1998, 2004) and one conference championship – going on to finish as the runner-up to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999. Atlanta hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.[86]
.The Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association have played in Atlanta since 1968. The team's history goes back to 1946, when they were known as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, playing in the area now known as the Quad Cities (Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa).^ Eventually Malcolm and his buddy, Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, moved back to Boston, where they were arrested and convicted on burglary charges in 1946.
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^ So everybody goes to the theater expecting to laugh because this is the man they think Mathews saw in New York City."
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^ He played professionally for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.
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The team then moved to Milwaukee in 1951, and to St. Louis in 1955, where they won their sole NBA Championship as the St. Louis Hawks. In 1968, they came to Atlanta.[87] .In October 2007, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced that Atlanta would receive an expansion franchise, that commenced their first season in May 2008. The new team is the Atlanta Dream, and plays in Philips Arena.^ During the 1955/1956 hockey season, Willie played for the Kitchener-Waterloo Canucks, a junior league team.
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^ During the state basketball tournament, she was spotted by Ed Temple, the coach for the famous Tigerbells, the women's track team at Tennessee State University.
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^ The youngster's first love was baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball) (he was the catcher on the Canadian National Junior team), but also starred in the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association before graduating to juniors.
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The new franchise is not affiliated with the Atlanta Hawks.[88]
.From 1972–1980, the Atlanta Flames played ice hockey in the National Hockey League (NHL).^ Steve Rogers 02-05-2008, 11:54 AM Willie O'Ree Willie playing for the Boston Bruins.In 1958 a young man named Willie O'Ree made his debut in the National Hockey League.
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^ He is proud "not just to be the first black in the NHL, just to play in the NHL. They called me the Jackie Robinson of hockey, but I didn't have the problems he had.
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^ Willie played in local hockey leagues before joining a junior team while in high school.
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The team moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1980, due to financial difficulties of the owner, and became the Calgary Flames. .On June 25, 1997, Atlanta was awarded an NHL expansion franchise, and the Atlanta Thrashers became the city's newest ice hockey team.^ When the NHL expanded to twelve teams in 1968, Los Angeles got one of the franchises and the Los Angeles Blades folded.
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The Thrashers play at Philips Arena. .The team began play on September 18, 1999, losing to the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime in a preseason game.^ He played another game in Boston before returning to the Quebec team.
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^ From 1940 to 1942 he played in Jay McShann's band, with which he toured the Southwest, Chicago, and New York, and took part in his first recording sessions in Dallas (1941).
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^ He first visited New York in 1922 playing with Wilbur Sweatman (http://www.redhotjazz.com/sweatman.html), but the trip was unsuccessful.
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The Thrashers first home victory came on October 26, 1999, defeating the Calgary Flames.[89]
Atlanta was also home to the Atlanta Silverbacks of the United Soccer Leagues First Division (men) and W-League (women). In 2007, the Silverbacks had their best season advancing to the USL Finals against the Seattle Sounders, who have since been promoted to the MLS. .The city is supposedly also being considered for a potential expansion team in Major League Soccer.^ Eventually, as more major cities began wiring their streets for electric lighting, Latimer was dispatched to lead the planning team.
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[90] .The Atlanta Chiefs won the championship of the now-defunct North American Soccer League in 1968. In golf, the final PGA Tour event of the season that features elite players, The Tour Championship, is played annually at East Lake Golf Club.^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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^ By 1969, a comparison of the two league's championship team photos showed the AFL's Chiefs with 23 black players out of 51 players pictured, while the NFL Vikings had 11 blacks, of 42 players in the photo.
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^ When his Major League career was completed, he compiled a modest 28-31 record with a 3.29 ERA. He also served as coach for the Atlanta Braves in 1968.
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[91] .This golf course is used because of its connection to the great amateur golfer Bobby Jones, an Atlanta native.^ Bobby Jones Golf Club .
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Atlanta has a rich tradition in collegiate athletics. .The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets participate in seventeen intercollegiate sports, including football and basketball.^ He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball.
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^ All the other professional sports, including tennis, bowling, golf, baseball, football, and boxing were racially integrated by 1950.
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.Tech competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and is home to Bobby Dodd Stadium, the oldest continuously used on campus site for college football in the southern United States, and oldest currently in Division I FBS.[92] The stadium was built in 1913 by students of Georgia Tech.^ While at Alcorn, he was a member of the debate team, the college choir, and the football and track teams, and he also held several student offices and was editor of the campus newspaper for two years and the annual for one year.
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^ She also has developed schools to educate thousands of underserved children internationally and created "The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program," which gives scholarships to students determined to use their education to give back to their communities in the United States and abroad.
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^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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.Atlanta also played host to the second intercollegiate football game in the South, played between Auburn University and the University of Georgia in Piedmont Park in 1892; this game is now called the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry.^ The game was known as the East-West game and was played each summer at Chicago's Comiskey Park.
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^ He was called up again by the Bruins in 1961, and he finished the year with the team, playing in 43 games and scoring a modest 4 goals and 10 assists.
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^ College While attending Atlanta University, from which he earned his A.B. in 1894, Johnson taught for two summers in rural Hampton, Georgia.
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[93] The city hosts college football's annual Chick-fil-A Bowl (Formerly known as The Peach Bowl) and the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10 km race.[94]
Atlanta was the host city for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. .Centennial Olympic Park, built for 1996 Summer Olympics, sits adjacent to CNN Center and Philips Arena.^ Centennial Olympic Park .
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.It is now operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.^ Georgia World Congress Center .
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Atlanta hosted the NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Championship most recently in April 2007.
.Atlanta is home to two of the nation's Gaelic Football teams, Na Fianna Ladies Gaelic Football Club and Clan na nGael Ladies Gaelic Football Club.^ Atlanta Falcons Football Club - Flowery Branch .
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^ Atlanta National Golf Club .
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Both are members of the North American County Board, a branch of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the worldwide governing body of Gaelic games.[95]
Club Sport League Venue League Championships/Championship Appearances
Atlanta Falcons American Football National Football League Georgia Dome 0, Super Bowl XXXIII
Atlanta Braves Baseball Major League Baseball, NL Turner Field 3 (1914, 1957, 1995), 5(1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999)
Atlanta Hawks Basketball National Basketball Association Philips Arena 1 (1958)
Atlanta Thrashers Ice hockey National Hockey League Philips Arena 0
Atlanta Dream Women's Basketball Women's National Basketball Association Philips Arena 0
Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer (Football) USL First Division RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium 0, 1 (2007)
Atlanta Beat Women's soccer (Football) Women's Professional Soccer RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium 0
Atlanta Xplosion Women's football Independent Women's Football League James R. Halford Stadium 1 (2006), 3 (2005, 2006, 2007)
Gwinnett Gladiators Ice hockey ECHL Arena at Gwinnett Center 0, 1 (2005–2006 Kelly Cup Finals)
Gwinnett Braves Baseball International League Gwinnett Stadium 0

Media

.The Atlanta metro area is served by many local television stations and is the eighth largest designated market area (DMA) in the U.S. with 2,310,490 homes (2.0% of the total U.S.).^ Metro Atlanta area .
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[96] There are also numerous local radio stations serving every genre of music and sports.
Cox Enterprises, a privately-held company controlled by Anne Cox Chambers, has substantial media holdings in and beyond Atlanta. .Its Cox Communications division is the nation's third-largest cable television service provider;[97] the company also publishes over a dozen daily newspapers in the United States, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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^ Malcolm utilized newspaper columns, radio and television to communicate the Nation of Islam's message across the United States.
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^ Washington was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) from 1890 to 1915, especially after he achieved prominence for his Atlanta Address of 1895 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Compromise).
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.WSB AM—the flagship station of Cox Radio—was the first broadcast station in the South.^ It was the first American radio station programmed by African Americans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American).
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.The notable television stations in Atlanta are Cox Enterprises-owned ABC affiliate (and the city's first TV station) WSB-TV (Channel 2.1), Fox Television's WAGA-TV (Channel 5.1), Gannett Company's NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (Channel 11.1, also known as "11 Alive") and its sister station MyNetworkTV affiliate WATL-TV (Channel 36.1, known as MyAtlTV), the Meredith Corporation's CBS affiliate WGCL-TV (Channel 46.1), and CBS-owned CW station WUPA (Channel 69.1).^ At NBC News, she covered the U.S. Congress and hosted a women's public affairs program on Washington's NBC-owned station, WRC-TV. Her television broadcasting career began in Chicago at the NBC owned and operated station, WMAQ-TV, where she was a reporter and weekend anchor.
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^ Their reputation grew and The Dandridge Sisters, as they were known known, landed their first big break when they received an uncredited cameo in the film The Big Broadcast of 1936.
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.The market has two PBS affiliates: WGTV (Channel 8.1), the flagship station of the statewide Georgia Public Television network, and WPBA (Channel 30.1), owned by Atlanta Public Schools.^ At NBC News, she covered the U.S. Congress and hosted a women's public affairs program on Washington's NBC-owned station, WRC-TV. Her television broadcasting career began in Chicago at the NBC owned and operated station, WMAQ-TV, where she was a reporter and weekend anchor.
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.Atlanta is the home of the nation's first cable superstation, then known as WTCG (Channel 17), first transmitting its signal via satellite in December 1976; the station itself first signed-on in Atlanta as WJRJ-TV in 1967. The station changed its call letters to the more-familiar WTBS in 1979, and became WPCH-TV (also known as "Peachtree TV") in 2007, when its parent company, the Time Warner-owned Turner Broadcasting System decided to separate the local and national programming feeds.^ Given the attitudes and restrictions on black people at the time, Micheaux overcame them by forming his own publishing company to sell his books door-to-house.
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^ Among other goals, the Nation of Islam fought for a state of their own, separate from one inhabited by white people.
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^ This first league was known as the Negro National League with member teams in the South and Midwest.
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The Atlanta area is also home to other Turner Broadcasting properties TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, HLN, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies, as well as NBC Universal's The Weather Channel.
.The Atlanta radio market is ranked seventh in the nation by Arbitron, and is home to more than forty radio stations, notably of which including WSB-AM (750), WCNN-AM (680), WQXI-AM (790), WGST-AM (640), WVEE-FM (103.3), WSB-FM (98.5), WWWQ-FM (99.7), and WBTS-FM (95.5).^ Carson has received numerous honors and awards including more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees.
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^ History is more than political and military records of peoples and nations.
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^ Perry moved to Hollywood and appeared in more than forty films over the next fifty years.
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Economy

The World of Coca-Cola museum reopened at a new location near the Georgia Aquarium on May 26, 2007.
Delta Air Lines headquarters
.Atlanta is one of eight U.S. cities classified as a "beta world city" by a 2008 study at Loughborough University,[98] and ranks third in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries, behind New York City, and Houston.^ His residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission.
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^ With college life behind him, Robeson moved to the Harlem section of New York City to attend law school, first at New York University, later transferring to Columbia University.
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^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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[99] .Several major national and international companies are headquartered in Atlanta or its nearby suburbs, including three Fortune 100 companies: The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, and United Parcel Service in adjacent Sandy Springs.^ On December 19, 1943, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces, authorized the activation of the company as an all-black unit with black officers as well as black enlisted men.
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.The headquarters of AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless), the second largest mobile phone service provider in the United States, is located near Lenox Square.^ The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri preserved as a park, this park was the first designated national monument to an African American in the United States.
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^ He entered the military service on July 13, 1898, during the War with Spain as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th United States Volunteer Infantry.
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^ Macy's Lenox Square (formerly Rich's Macy's) .
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[100] Newell Rubbermaid is one of the most recent companies to relocate to the metro area; in October 2006, it announced plans to move its headquarters to Sandy Springs.[101] Other headquarters for some major companies in Atlanta and around the metro area include Arby's, Chick-fil-A, Earthlink, Equifax, Gentiva Health Services, Georgia-Pacific, Oxford Industries, RaceTrac Petroleum, Southern Company, SunTrust Banks, Mirant, and Waffle House. In early June 2009, NCR Corporation announced that they will relocate its headquarters to the nearby suburb of Duluth, Georgia.[102] Over 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the Atlanta area, and the region hosts offices of about 1,250 multinational corporations. As of 2006 Atlanta Metropolitan Area ranks as the 10th largest cybercity(high-tech center) in the US, with 126,700 high-tech jobs.[103]
Delta Air Lines is the city's largest employer and the metro area's third largest.[104] .Delta operates one of the world's largest airline hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and, together with the hub of competing carrier AirTran Airways, has helped make Hartsfield-Jackson the world's busiest airport, both in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft operations.^ Previous operations had failed, kill both twins or only saving one.
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.The airport, since its construction in the 1950s, has served as a key engine of Atlanta's economic growth.^ The airport, since its construction in the 1950s, has served as a key engine of Atlanta's economic growth.
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^ A major city in its own right, Atlanta is considered a poster child for cities worldwide experiencing rapid urban sprawl, economic development, and growth.
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^ Atlanta's airport serves more passengers than any other airport per year, and is the largest airport hub in the United States.
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.Atlanta has a sizable financial sector.^ While liberal banking laws in North Carolina permitted Charlotte to grow into the South's largest financial center, Atlanta still has a sizable financial sector.
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SunTrust Banks, the seventh largest bank by asset holdings in the United States,[106] has its home office on Peachtree Street in downtown.[107] .The Federal Reserve System has a district headquarters in Atlanta; the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which oversees much of the deep South, relocated from downtown to midtown in 2001.[108] Wachovia announced plans in August 2006 to place its new credit-card division in Atlanta,[109] and city, state and civic leaders harbor long-term hopes of having the city serve as the home of the secretariat of a future Free Trade Area of the Americas.^ Those around him were so astounded by his high level of intelligence that he was placed in a new job, this time at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
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^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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^ Poitier left for New York City at age sixteen, serving briefly in the army.
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[110]
Atlanta is also home to a growing Biotechnology sector, gaining recognition through such events as the 2009 BIO International Convention [111].
.The auto manufacturing sector in metropolitan Atlanta has suffered setbacks recently, including the planned closure of the General Motors Doraville Assembly plant in 2008, and the shutdown of Ford Motor Company's Atlanta Assembly plant in Hapeville in 2006. Kia, however, has broken ground on a new assembly plant near West Point, Georgia.^ The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and with it American consumers began to discover the adventures of the open road.
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.The city is a major cable television programming center.^ On July 24, 2006 the city of Worcester, Massachusetts changed the name of part of Worcester Center Boulevard to Major Taylor Boulevard.
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Ted Turner began the Turner Broadcasting System media empire in Atlanta, where he bought a UHF station that eventually became WTBS. .Turner established the headquarters of the Cable News Network at CNN Center, adjacent today to Centennial Olympic Park.^ Centennial Olympic Park .
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.As his company grew, its other channels – the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, Turner South, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Español, HLN, and CNN Airport Network – centered their operations in Atlanta as well (Turner South has since been sold).^ Since then she has boasted an impressive flying career, operating combat helicopters and airplanes for the Navy in the Middle East and South America.
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Turner Broadcasting is a division of Time Warner. The Weather Channel, owned by a consortium of NBC Universal, Blackstone Group, and Bain Capital, has its offices in the nearby suburb of Marietta.
.Cox Enterprises, a privately held company controlled by James C. Kennedy, his sister Blair Parry-Okeden and their aunt Anne Cox Chambers, has substantial media holdings in and beyond Atlanta; it is headquartered in the City of Sandy Springs.^ Atlanta Fulton Public Library System - Sandy Springs Branch .
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[113][114] .Its Cox Communications division, headquartered in unincorporated DeKalb County,[115] is the third-largest cable television service provider in the United States;[116] the company also publishes over a dozen daily newspapers in the United States, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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^ Malcolm utilized newspaper columns, radio and television to communicate the Nation of Islam's message across the United States.
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^ Washington was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) from 1890 to 1915, especially after he achieved prominence for his Atlanta Address of 1895 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Compromise).
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.WSB – the flagship station of Cox Radio – was the first AM radio station in the South.^ It was the first American radio station programmed by African Americans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American).
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[citation needed]
Unincorporated DeKalb County is also home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). .Adjacent to Emory University, with a staff of nearly 15,000 (including 6,000 contractors and 840 Commissioned Corps officers) in 170 occupations, including: engineers, entomologists, epidemiologists, biologists, physicians, veterinarians, behavioral scientists, nurses, medical technologists, economists, health communicators, toxicologists, chemists, computer scientists, and statisticians.^ Peary, an officer in the U.S. Navy Corps of Civil Engineers, had already made one exploration trip to Greenland.
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^ There were nearly 80 black commissioned officers.
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^ Also, opportunities for most Black physicians were extremely limited, and it was difficult for African Americans to gain admission to medical and nursing schools because of institutionalized racism.
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.Headquartered in DeKalb County, CDC has 10 other offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ DeKalb County Tax Commission Office .
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.In addition, CDC staff are located in local health agencies, quarantine/border health offices at ports of entry, and 45 countries around the world.^ Williams was often invited to speak to doctor's associations around the country on the subject of health care for African Americans.
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Originally established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center, its primary function was to combat malaria, the deep southeast being the heart of the U.S. malaria zone at the time.[citation needed]
Atlanta is the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region II.

Law and government

The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta
Atlanta is governed by a mayor and a city council. .The city council consists of 15 representatives—one from each of the city's twelve districts and three at-large positions.^ The city council consists of 15 representatives—one from each of the city's twelve districts and three at-large positions.
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^ The city's northern section, Buckhead, is consistently ranked by the Robb Report as one of the most affluent communities in the United States.
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^ Three cities – one of them Atlanta's most populous suburb, Sandy Springs – have incorporated or won legislative approval for incorporation since then.
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The mayor may veto a bill passed by the council, but the council can override the veto with a two-thirds majority.[117] The mayor of Atlanta is Kasim Reed.
Every mayor elected since 1973 has been black.[118] Maynard Jackson served two terms and was succeeded by Andrew Young in 1982. Jackson returned for a third term in 1990 and was succeeded by Bill Campbell. .In 2001, Shirley Franklin became the first woman to be elected Mayor of Atlanta, and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major southern city.^ He was the first elected African American governor in United States history.
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^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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^ African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe.
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[119] She was re-elected for a second term in 2005, winning 90% of the vote. .Atlanta city politics during the Campbell administration suffered from a notorious reputation for corruption, and in 2006 a federal jury convicted former mayor Bill Campbell on three counts of tax evasion in connection with gambling income he received while Mayor during trips he took with city contractors.^ In 1965, 60 years after Paige's supposed birthday, he took the mound for the last time, throwing three shutout innings for the Kansas City Athletics.
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[120] As the state capital, Atlanta is the site of most of Georgia's state government. .The Georgia State Capitol building, located downtown, houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state, as well as the General Assembly.^ The original poster is located in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's–1917, Record Group 94.
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^ Georgia State Capitol Building .
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The Governor's Mansion is located on West Paces Ferry Road, in a residential section of Buckhead. .Atlanta is also home to Georgia Public Broadcasting headquarters and Peachnet, and is the county seat of Fulton County, with which it shares responsibility for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.^ Turn ON the tube to Georgia Public Broadcasting for an enlightening excursion .
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^ DeKalb County Public Library .
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^ Fayette County Public Library .
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.The city of Atlanta is served by the Atlanta Police Department, which has an estimated 1700 officers working in the force.^ In 1890, Latimer, having been hired by Thomas Edison, began working in the legal department of Edison Electric Light Company, serving as the chief draftsman and patent expert.
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.The United States Postal Service operates several post offices throughout the city.^ In these dual capacities, he had operational command of all United States and Canadian strategic aerospace defense forces.
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^ He entered the military service on July 13, 1898, during the War with Spain as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th United States Volunteer Infantry.
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The Atlanta Main Post Office is located at 3900 Crown Road SW, in close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.[121]

Crime

.According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report, Atlanta recorded 141 homicides in 2006, down from 151 in 2004. In 2007 Dekalb County had a record 102 murders, Clayton County amassed 56 rapes, and unincorparted parts of Fulton County (East Point, College Park, and Union City) recorded 75. All together, the five-county core area of metro Atlanta (Cobb, Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Dekalb counties) recorded 487 murders in 2007.[122] Atlanta's incident rate for violent crimes is higher than most other major US cities.^ It is not a crime to kill a negro in Talbot county, Maryland, farther than it is a deprivation of a man's property.
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^ When his Major League career was completed, he compiled a modest 28-31 record with a 3.29 ERA. He also served as coach for the Atlanta Braves in 1968.
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^ Although his other male siblings chose all-black colleges, Robeson took the challenge of attending Rutgers, a majority white institution in 1915.
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[123]
.Atlanta's Mayor Franklin is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition,[124] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.^ His residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission.
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^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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^ He dropped out, spent some time in Boston, Massachusetts working various odd jobs, and then traveled to Harlem, New York where he committed petty crimes.
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Demographics

Historical populations
Census City[125] Region[126]
1850 2,572 N/A
1860 9,554 N/A
1870 21,789 N/A
1880 37,409 N/A
1890 65,533 N/A
1900 89,872 419,375
1910 154,839 522,442
1920 200,616 622,283
1930 270,366 715,391
1940 302,288 820,579
1950 331,314 997,666
1960 487,455 1,312,474
1970 496,973 1,763,626
1980 425,022 2,233,324
1990 394,017 2,959,950
2000 416,474 4,112,198
2008* 537,958 5,729,304
*Estimates[127][128]
Region: Combined Statistical Area (CSA)
As of the 2008 American Community Survey, the city of Atlanta had a population of 537,958, an increase of 28% from the 2000 Census.[129] .According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, Blacks or African Americans made up 55.8% of Atlanta's population; of which 55.4% were non-Hispanic.^ As an African-American, Taylor was banned from bicycle racing in Indiana once he started winning and made a reputation as "The Colored Cyclone".
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^ De Shields says widespread racial discrimination throughout American society made it difficult for black soldiers.
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^ Steve Rogers 02-04-2008, 11:06 PM Question: Is Black History Month a celebration of Black American history?
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.White Americans made up 38.4% of Atlanta's population; of which 36.2% were non-Hispanic.^ The idea seems to me as if it was thought up by a bunch of rich white guys as a way to placate the black population.
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^ The unit was made up of black soldiers, who by Federal law were not permitted to serve alongside white troops.
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^ At Provident Hospital, Dr. Williams also opened the first nursing school for African Americans, where Emma Reynolds and six others made up the first graduating class.
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.American Indians made up 0.2% of the city's population.^ At Provident Hospital, Dr. Williams also opened the first nursing school for African Americans, where Emma Reynolds and six others made up the first graduating class.
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.Asian Americans made up 1.9% of the city's population.^ At Provident Hospital, Dr. Williams also opened the first nursing school for African Americans, where Emma Reynolds and six others made up the first graduating class.
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.Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population.^ At Provident Hospital, Dr. Williams also opened the first nursing school for African Americans, where Emma Reynolds and six others made up the first graduating class.
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.Individuals from some other race made up 2.6% of the city's population; of which 0.2% are non-Hispanic.^ They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities.
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^ Temples were opened in other cities, and farms were purchased so that ritually pure food could be made available to members.
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^ At Provident Hospital, Dr. Williams also opened the first nursing school for African Americans, where Emma Reynolds and six others made up the first graduating class.
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.Individuals from two or more races made up 1.1% of the city's population.^ They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities.
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.In addition, Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 4.9% of Atlanta's population.^ They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities.
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[130][131]
The city of Atlanta also has one of the highest LGBT populations per capita. It ranks 3rd of all major cities, behind San Francisco and slightly behind Seattle, with 12.8% of the city's total population recognizing themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.[132][133]
.According to the 2000 United States Census (revised in 2004), Atlanta has the twelfth highest proportion of single-person households nationwide among cities of 100,000 or more residents, which was at 38.5%.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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[134]
.According to a 2000 daytime population estimate by the Census Bureau,[135] over 250,000 more people commuted to Atlanta on any given workday, boosting the city's estimated daytime population to 676,431. This is an increase of 62.4% over Atlanta's resident population, making it the largest gain in daytime population in the country among cities with fewer than 500,000 residents.^ His funeral in Harlem was attended by more than 2000 people.
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^ His residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission.
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^ More than 33,000 of these gallant soldiers gave their lives for the sake of freedom and their country.
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According to census estimates, the city of Atlanta was the thirteenth fastest growing city in the nation, in terms of both percentage and numerical increase.[136]
The city of Atlanta is seeing a unique and drastic demographic increase in its white population, and at a pace that outstrips the rest of the nation. The proportion of whites in the city's population, according to Brookings Institution, grew faster between 2000 and 2006 than that of any other U.S. city. .It increased from 31% in 2000 to 35% in 2006, a numeric gain of 26,000, more than double the increase between 1990 and 2000. The trend seems to be gathering strength with each passing year.^ Carson has received numerous honors and awards including more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees.
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^ More than 33,000 of these gallant soldiers gave their lives for the sake of freedom and their country.
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^ During that conflict, more than 180,000 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) wore the Union Army blue.
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.Only Washington, D.C. saw a comparable increase in white population share during those years.^ During his junior year at the college, the narrator is required to give Mr. Norton, a rich white trustee, a tour of the grounds.
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^ But every other historical figure we learned about during every other month of the year (except that Semester in 6th grade where we learned about Asia) was white.
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Since the 1990s, the number of immigrants from Latin America to the Atlanta metropolitan area has greatly increased. This flow of immigrants has brought new cultural and religious practices and affect the economy and demography of the urban area, resulting in vibrant Hispanic communities within the city.
.Atlanta is also home to the fastest growing millionaire population in the United States.^ Decades of growing only cotton and tobacco had depleted the soils of the southern area of the United States of America.
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The number of households in Atlanta with $1 million or more in investable assets, not including primary residence and consumable goods, will increase 69% through 2011, to approximately 103,000 households.[138]

Education

Main Quad on Emory University's Druid Hills Campus.

Colleges and universities

.Atlanta is home to one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities in the country.^ College While attending Atlanta University, from which he earned his A.B. in 1894, Johnson taught for two summers in rural Hampton, Georgia.
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.March 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]The city has more than 30 institutions of higher education, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, a predominant engineering and research university that has been ranked in the top ten public universities since 1999 by US News and World Report, and Georgia State University.^ But we needed to do more than that.
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^ Many tributes have been paid to Medgar Evers over the years, including a book by his widow, For Us, the Living, but perhaps the greatest tribute can be found in changes noted in Mississippi Black History Makers: “Ten years after Medgar’s death the national office of the NAACP reported that Mississippi had 145 black elected officials and that blacks were enrolled in each of the state’s public and private institutions of higher learning....
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^ Johnson is president and founder of Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc., a technology development company, and its spin off companies, Excellatron Solid State, LLC; Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems, LLC; and Johnson Real Estate Investments, LLC. Articles on Lonnie Johnson have appeared in numerous publications including Time Magazine, the New York Times, and Inventor’s Digest.
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.The city also hosts the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities in the country.^ She found out that she could be treated at Meharry Hospital, the black medical college of Fisk University in Nashville.
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^ After completing high school in 1925, Thurgood followed his brother, William Aubrey Marshall, at the historically black Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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^ Morehouse entered into a cooperative agreement with Clark College and Spelman College in 1929 and later expanded the association to create the Atlanta University Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_University_Center).
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.Its members include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center.^ He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Atlanta_University) and graduated with a B.A. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Arts) in Mass Communication (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Communication) from Morehouse College.
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^ Morehouse entered into a cooperative agreement with Clark College and Spelman College in 1929 and later expanded the association to create the Atlanta University Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_University_Center).
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^ Morehouse is part of the Atlanta University Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_University_Center) along with Clark Atlanta University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Atlanta_University), Interdenominational Theological Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdenominational_Theological_Center), Morehouse School of Medicine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morehouse_School_of_Medicine) and Spelman College (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelman_College).
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.Adjoining the AUC schools, but independent from them, is the Morehouse School of Medicine.^ Gloster established the Morehouse School of Medicine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morehouse_School_of_Medicine) in 1975, which became independent from Morehouse College in 1981.
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The Savannah College Javelin Technical Training Center.
.Outer Atlanta contains several colleges, including Emory University, an internationally prominent liberal arts and research institution that has been consistently ranked as one of the top 20 schools in the United States by US News and World Report; Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts school named for the founder of Georgia with a faculty rated 15th in the nation by the Princeton Review; Agnes Scott College, a women's college; and several state-run institutions such as Clayton State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and the University of West Georgia, as well as private colleges, such as Reinhardt College, which is just north of town.^ Many tributes have been paid to Medgar Evers over the years, including a book by his widow, For Us, the Living, but perhaps the greatest tribute can be found in changes noted in Mississippi Black History Makers: “Ten years after Medgar’s death the national office of the NAACP reported that Mississippi had 145 black elected officials and that blacks were enrolled in each of the state’s public and private institutions of higher learning....
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^ After working in saltfurnaces and coalmines in West Virginia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia) for several years, he made his way east to a school which became Hampton University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_University).
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^ World War II The battalion did not serve overseas during World War II. However, in May 1945 it was sent to the west coast of the United States to combat forest fires ignited by Japanese balloons carrying incendiary bombs.
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Elementary and secondary schools

The public school system (Atlanta Public Schools) is run by the Atlanta Board of Education with superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall. .As of 2007, the system has an active enrollment of 49,773 students, attending a total of 106 schools: including 58 elementary schools (three of which operate on a year-round calendar), 16 middle schools, 20 high schools, and 7 charter schools.^ He is a model black student, even being named his high school's valedictorian.
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^ He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball.
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^ Ambitious for more education, Carter and his brother Robert Henry moved to Huntington, West Virginia, where they hoped to attend the Douglass High School.
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[139] .The school system also supports two alternative schools for middle and/or high school students, two single-sex academies, and an adult learning center.^ He is a model black student, even being named his high school's valedictorian.
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^ On September 2, 1957, the day before the nine black students were to enter Central High, National Guardsmen surrounded the school.
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^ In 1895, a twenty-year-old Carter entered Douglass High School, where he received his diploma in less than two years.
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[139] The school system also owns and operates radio station WABE-FM 90.1, a National Public Radio affiliate, and Public Broadcasting Service television station WPBA 30.

Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATLICAO: KATL), the world's busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and by aircraft traffic,[140] provides air service between Atlanta and many national and international destinations. Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways maintain their largest hubs at the airport[141][142]. .Situated 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown, the airport covers most of the land inside a wedge formed by Interstate 75, Interstate 85, and Interstate 285.^ Most important was the fact that he changed the South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops.
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The MARTA rail system has a station in the airport terminal, and provides direct service to Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs. The major general aviation airports near the city proper are DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (IATA: PDKICAO: KPDK) and Brown Field (IATA: FTYICAO: KFTY). See List of airports in the Atlanta area for a more complete listing.
With a comprehensive network of freeways that radiate out from the city, Atlantans rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation in the region[143] Atlanta is mostly encircled by Interstate 285, a beltway locally known as "the Perimeter" which has come to mark the boundary between the interior of the region and its surrounding suburbs.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority provides public transportation in Atlanta
Three major interstate highways converge in Atlanta; I-20 runs east to west across town, while I-75 runs from northwest to southeast, and I-85 runs from northeast to southwest. The latter two combine to form the Downtown Connector (I-75/85) through the middle of the city. .The combined highway carries more than 340,000 vehicles per day.^ More than 33,000 of these gallant soldiers gave their lives for the sake of freedom and their country.
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^ During that conflict, more than 180,000 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) wore the Union Army blue.
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^ He developed a more patient approach than was customary in that day: playing defensively, waiting for a mistake, and then capitalizing on it.
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.The Connector is one of the ten most congested segments of interstate highway in the United States.^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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^ His stay in the United States was a short one due to his treatment by the racist American film industries and because of criticism by blacks regarding his role as a corrupt emperor.
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^ It is one of four remaining traditional men's colleges in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States).
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[144] The intersection of I-85 and I-285 in Doraville – officially called the Tom Moreland Interchange, is known to most residents as Spaghetti Junction.[145] Metropolitan Atlanta is approached by thirteen freeways. .In addition to the aforementioned interstates, I-575, Georgia 400, Georgia 141, I-675, Georgia 316, I-985, Stone Mountain Freeway (US 78), and Langford Parkway (SR 166) all terminate just within or beyond the Perimeter, with the exception of Langford Parkway, limiting the transportation options in the central city.^ Similarly, Islam, in all of its forms within the black community has offered an option for those who "thirst for an alternative to the church."
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This strong automotive reliance has resulted in heavy traffic and contributes to Atlanta's air pollution, which has made Atlanta one of the more polluted cities in the country.[146] The Clean Air Campaign was created in 1996 to help reduce pollution in metro Atlanta.
Around 2008 the Atlanta metro area has ranked at or near the top of the longest average commute times in the U.S. Also, the Atlanta metro area has ranked at or near the top for worst traffic in the country.[147]
Notwithstanding heavy automotive usage, Atlanta's subway system, operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), is the seventh busiest in the country.[148] MARTA also operates a bus system within Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. .Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties each operate separate, autonomous transit authorities, using buses but no trains.^ Floyd County - The Ghost Train- Reeseburg Road, a little ways from the cemetery lays a bridge where trains use to pass.
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.Atlanta has a reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians,[149] as far back as 1949 when the Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell was struck by a speeding car and killed while crossing Peachtree Street.^ Most important was the fact that he changed the South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops.
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^ This last signal let pedestrians cross the street.
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^ This “third position” halted traffic in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross streets more safely.
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The proposed Beltline would create a greenway and public transit system in a circle around the city from a series of mostly abandoned rail lines. .This rail right-of-way would also accommodate multi-use trails connecting a string of existing and new parks.^ Most important was the fact that he changed the South from being a one-crop land of cotton, to being multi-crop farmlands, with farmers having hundreds of profitable uses for their new crops.
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In addition, there is a proposed streetcar project that would create a streetcar line along Peachtree Street from downtown to the Buckhead area, as well as possibly another East-West MARTA line.
.Atlanta began as a railroad town and it still serves as a major rail junction, with several freight lines belonging to Norfolk Southern and CSX intersecting below street level in downtown.^ When his Major League career was completed, he compiled a modest 28-31 record with a 3.29 ERA. He also served as coach for the Atlanta Braves in 1968.
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.It is the home of major classification yards for both railroads, Inman Yard on the NS and Tilford Yard on the CSX. Long-distance passenger service is provided by Amtrak's Crescent train, which connects Atlanta with many cities between New Orleans and New York.^ His residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission.
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^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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^ On February 14, 1965 the home where Malcolm, Betty and their four daughters lived in East Elmhurst, New York was firebombed (the family escaped physical injury).
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The Amtrak station is located several miles north of downtown — and it lacks a connection to the MARTA rail system. .An ambitious, long-standing proposal would create a Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal downtown, adjacent to Philips Arena and the Five Points MARTA station, which would link, in a single facility, MARTA bus and rail, intercity bus services, proposed commuter rail services to other Georgia cities, and Amtrak.^ Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Residence Inn is within walking distance of many restaurants and entertainment as well as being directly across the street from Marta, which can take guests to to other parts of the city within minutes.
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^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ Located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta near the Lindberg MARTA station, 6 miles Northeast of downtown Atlanta .
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.Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service between Atlanta and many locations throughout the United States, Canada, and up to the Mexican border.^ He entered the military service on July 13, 1898, during the War with Spain as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th United States Volunteer Infantry.
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^ Read between the lines and it’s hard not to conclude that for many African-Americans an added appeal of Islam is that it’s not Christianity.
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^ Washington did much to improve the overall friendship and working relationship between the races in the United States.
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Surrounding municipalities

The population of the Atlanta region spreads across a metropolitan area of 8,376 square miles (21,694 km2) – a land area larger than that of Massachusetts.[151] Because Georgia contains the second highest number of counties in the country,[152] area residents live under a heavily decentralized collection of governments. .As of the 2000 census, fewer than one in ten residents of the metropolitan area lived inside Atlanta city proper.^ The suites have two beds in one room, a large living area, a kitchen fully stocked with dishes, microwave and fridge!
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^ There are other Microtel Inn locations in Atlanta including a large one in the more corporate area of town that's called Perimeter Center near the Perimeter Mall.
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^ Miles Away JODI O. ( See full profile ) A tutor in Atlanta, GA 30305 I recently moved to Atlanta and I'm living in the Buckhead area.
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Sister cities

Atlanta has eighteen sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):[154]

Notes

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  16. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2008/03/10/daily44.html
  17. ^ The term "Atlantans" is widely used by both local media and national media.
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References

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  • Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events: Years of Change and Challenge, 1940–1976 by Franklin M. Garrett, Harold H. Martin
  • Atlanta, Then and Now.^ In 1998, his independent production company, Pepper Productions produced the Windrush series, chronicling the history of black people in Britain over the last 50 years.
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    Part of the Then and Now book series.
  • Craig, Robert (1995). Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929–1959. Gretna, LA: Pelican. ISBN 0-88289-961-9. 
  • Darlene R. Roth and Andy Ambrose. Metropolitan Frontiers: A short history of Atlanta. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1996. An overview of the city's history with an emphasis on its growth.
  • Sjoquist, Dave (ed.) .The Atlanta Paradox. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.^ Il Mulino New York - Atlanta .
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    2000.
  • Stone, Clarence. Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946–1988. University Press of Kansas. 1989.
  • Elise Reid Boylston. Atlanta: Its Lore, Legends and Laughter. Doraville: privately printed, 1968. Lots of neat anecdotes about the history of the city.
  • Frederick Allen. Atlanta Rising. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1996. A detailed history of Atlanta from 1946 to 1996, with much about City Councilman, later Mayor, William B. Hartsfield's work in making Atlanta a major air transport hub, and about the American Civil Rights Movement as it affected (and was affected by) Atlanta.

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From Wikitravel

For other places with the same name, see Atlanta (disambiguation).
Atlanta is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all.
Atlanta at night
Atlanta at night
Atlanta [1] is the vanguard of the New South, with the charm and elegance of the Old. It is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism. In Atlanta, the peach trees are plentiful and the tea is sweet, yet this city boasts three skylines and the world’s busiest airport. .Atlanta has been burnt to the ground and built back up; it has seen the horrors of war and felt the pain of droughts and floods.^ I have seen women stretched up on the limbs of trees, and their bare backs made bloody with the lash.
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Atlanta knows rebirth and endurance though, perhaps better than any other city. .Atlanta was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, gave birth to the greatest figure of the civil rights movement, is the beloved capital of the state of Georgia, and has become the enduring leader of the American South.^ During the 1960s, Morehouse students were actively involved in the civil rights movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_civil_rights_movement) in Atlanta.
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^ Robinson brought many prominent leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955-1968%29) to Selma, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin_Luther_King%2C_Jr.
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^ During the violent days of the Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Rice armed himself and kept guard over the house while Condoleezza practiced the piano inside.
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Districts

.The separated skyscrapers of Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead make Atlanta’s three skylines, and the size of any one of these districts could rival the center of any other city in the South.^ One of his coaches told him, "Willie, you could be the first of your race to make it to the NHL. You got everything it takes.
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^ Temples were opened in other cities, and farms were purchased so that ritually pure food could be made available to members.
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Atlanta is not all high rises though; each of the city’s urban neighborhoods offer unique atmospheres that are well adapted to living in the shadow of the city.
Downtown (Five Points, Centennial Park, Sweet Auburn, Hotel District, Castleberry Hill)
The most central and commercial area in Georgia, (economically and politically), downtown Atlanta includes the state capitol, city hall, the CNN Tour, Georgia Aquarium and the New World of Coca-Cola
.Midtown (Midtown, Atlantic Station)
Just North of Downtown, this is main business district with tall skyscrapers, and a popular nightlife area.^ O'Ree was born in 1935 and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small city in coal mining region just north and east of Maine.
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^ Grape, The at Atlantic Station, The Forum, Midtown, Phipps Plaza, Sandy Springs and Vinings .
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^ Restaurants in Downtown's Central Business District .
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This district also includes Piedmont Park, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Georgia Tech campus
.Buckhead
Located North of Midtown, Buckhead is the center of Atlanta's nightlife.^ Dahlonega - Stone Pile Gap - A large pile of stones located just north of Dahlonega at the center of the intersection of U.S. 19 and S.R. 60 is the grave of Cherokee princess Trahlyta.
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.Buckhead is surrounded by neighboring Brookwood Hills, as well as Peachtree Battle, Lindbergh Center, and the Governor's Mansion.^ Peachtree Battle Shopping Center .
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.East Atlanta (Virginia-Highland, Little Five Points, Poncey-Highland, East Atlanta Village)
The alternative style neighborhood Little Five Points is bordered by trendy Virginia-Highland with nearby Poncey-Highland, as well as the growing community of East Atlanta Village.^ Virginia-Highlands Neighborhood .
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^ East Atlanta Village .
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^ Aurora Coffee Little Five Points .
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.South Atlanta (Grant Park, Hapeville, Southeast Atlanta)
Home of the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field and one of the busiest airports in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.^ An old home-place was once located in one of the fields and was occupied by an old woman.
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South Atlanta also contains the neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, and Lakewood.
West Atlanta (Upper Westside)
Includes Vine City, Bankhead, Historic West End, Collier Heights, and the Upper Westside

Understand

.Located on the Piedmont Plateau in the Northern Georgia, Atlanta is located almost entirely in Fulton County, while a part of the city limits extends into Dekalb County.^ Sale City - Shady Grove Cemetery - Located in the middle of a tight "S" curve on a small dirt road outside of Sale City Georgia.
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^ Cherokee County - Canton - Hell Church - is a place located in the old part of Canton.
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.The area size of the city limits is only 132 sq mi (343 km²), but Metro Atlanta which includes 28 counties has an area of 8,376 sq mi (21,693.7 km²).^ Metro Atlanta area .
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^ "In the city where my family lived, there were probably only two or three black families," says Willie.
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.The Chattahoochee River, which forms the Northwestern boundary of the city limits of Atlanta, is a major source of water throughout the metro area.^ Metro Atlanta area .
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Aside from the river, the topography of Atlanta is assorted with rolling hills, forests, lakes and ponds, and granite Stone Mountain to the east.
Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 52 57 65 73 80 87 89 88 82 73 63 55
Nightly lows (°F) 33 37 44 50 59 67 71 70 64 53 44 36
Precipitation (in) 5.0 4.7 5.4 3.6 4.0 3.6 5.1 3.7 4.1 3.1 4.1 3.8

Check Atlanta's 7 day forecast at NOAA
Atlanta is on the Piedmont Plateau, at an approximate elevation of 800 ft - 1900 ft (240 m - 580 m) above sea level. .The city is thus somewhat cooler than other places in the US South, a fact that certainly helped the growth of the city before the introduction of air conditioning.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ The area around the church, in the cemetery mainly is cooler than other areas.
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Atlanta experiences a very wide range of temperatures. Temperatures in winter can drop into the single digits on occasion, and some winters bring significant snowfall. The region can also receive devastating ice storms. .Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures frequently reaching above 90°F (32°C), thus the city earning the nickname "Hotlanta". Rainfall is high in late winter and early spring, and afternoon thunderstorms are common in summer.^ Bremen - Bremen High School Gym - In the late 70's early 80's a teenager was in a wrestling match in the gym, and was accidentally killed when his neck broke during a match.
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Spring and autumn are the best times to visit. The region is often affected during hurricane season (June 1 to November 30) from remnants that spill out from the Gulf, bringing heavy rains and sometimes high winds.

History

Atlanta began taking substantive shape in 1837 when the Western & Atlantic Railroad selected the site as the Southern end of its tracks. The town was called Terminus until 1843 when it was renamed Marthasville after the daughter of Gov. Wilson Lumpkin. In 1847, the city was renamed Atlanta, supposedly a feminine form of "Atlantic" probably created by an engineer with the Western & Atlantic. The city was incorporated in 1847.
.By the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Atlanta was a major railroad hub, manufacturing center, and supply depot.^ Dahlonega - The Gold Museum - In the center of town, this old Civil War building used to be the town courthouse and jail.
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.But, in 1865, in order to cripple transportation between the South and the North, Union General William T. Sherman's army burned all of the railroad facilities, almost every business and more than two-thirds of the city's homes to the ground during his infamous "March to the Sea."^ During that conflict, more than 180,000 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) wore the Union Army blue.
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^ When the recording session was over, Johnson presumably returned home with cash in his pocket; probably more money than he'd ever had at one time in his life.
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^ This “third position” halted traffic in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross streets more safely.
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Atlanta lay in ruins, the only major American city ever destroyed by war.
Atlanta's first resurgence began soon after. .Within four years of Sherman's attack, the Georgia capital was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta and a drive to attract new business was underway.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ The family moved from the village of Cat Island to Nassau, the Bahamian capital, when Poitier was eleven years old, and it was there that he first experienced the magic of the movies.
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^ Photograph by Herman Leonard In 1939 Parker first visited New York (then the principal center of jazz musical and business activity), staying for nearly a year.
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In the meantime, college and universities began to open, telephones were introduced, and trolleys began to roll. .In 1895, the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park showed 800,000 visitors and residents that Atlanta was headed in a new direction and braced for the 20th century.^ In the early years of the 20th century it was not uncommon for bicycles, animal-powered wagons, and new gasoline-powered motor vehicles to share the same streets and roadways with pedestrians.
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^ Atlanta New Century School .
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By the late 1920s, a downtown business sector had taken shape, giving Atlanta much of the distinct pattern it maintains today. .At the same time, Atlanta Alderman (and later Mayor) William B. Hartsfield campaigned long and hard to convince the city to turn a vacant racetrack into an airport.^ This time it was Preminger's turn to convince her that she could do it.
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.Today, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world's busiest airport, with more than 80 million annual passengers.^ African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe.
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^ A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen.
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^ It meant that she missed out on more than 1 million dollars of royalties (mainly because of the successful re-release of "My Baby Just Cares for Me" in the 1980s).
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.While the city continued its economic surge, it also became known as the "City Too Busy to Hate."^ Latimer abilities in electric lighting became well known and soon he was sought after to continue to improve on incandescent lighting as well as arc lighting.
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Atlanta and Georgia preempted much of the strife associated with the 1950s and '60s by taking the lead in the Southeast in strengthening minority rights. The city's strongest identification with the movement was through its native son, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
.Much has been accomplished in the last 25 years to elevate Atlanta to world-class status.^ Incredibly, it took 25 years for another black to make it to the NHL, and the situation today remains much the same today.
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^ In the last year of his life, Arthur Ashe did much to call attention to AIDS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS) sufferers worldwide.
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An efficient public transportation system, MARTA, was put in place; Underground Atlanta was added to the entertainment map; the Georgia World Congress Center made the city a convention hub; the Georgia Dome was built in 1992; and Philips Arena was built in 1999.
From July 20 through August 4, 1996, all eyes were on Atlanta as it hosted the Centennial Olympic Games. The city successfully hosted the biggest Olympic Games ever, showcasing itself to 2 million people in person and 3.5 billion people through global broadcast.
.The Olympics served as a catalyst for a second resurgence of Atlanta as it experiences a dramatic transformation from great American city to greater international city by fueling more than $6 billion in development and changes.^ African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe.
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^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ During that conflict, more than 180,000 African Americans (http://www.africanamericans.com/) wore the Union Army blue.
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Most recently, Atlanta has become a major conference and convention destination, due mostly to the enormous airport and favorable weather. .Most of the conference venues are located around Peachtree Center, and when there is a large show in town, it can sometimes seem as though every other person in the city is wearing a name tag.^ Dahlonega - Stone Pile Gap - A large pile of stones located just north of Dahlonega at the center of the intersection of U.S. 19 and S.R. 60 is the grave of Cherokee princess Trahlyta.
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^ Prior to the house becoming the Town Hall, it was sometimes used for wedding receptions and other events.
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^ She toured all over the world, sometimes performing two shows a day in cities hundreds of miles apart.
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Movies

Atlanta’s southern culture, deep history, and bustling city have been the backdrop for numerous classic films.
  • Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939). .Steeped in Confederate politics, a struggle for survival, and unavoidable love intrigues, this film has the rare distinction of being as good as if not better than the classic southern book it is based on.
  • Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989).^ Through her company's film division, Harpo Films, she has produced projects based on classic and contemporary literature that have garnered the highest industry honors for quality acting and production.
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    ^ I always knew I was as good or better than they were."
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    .This film tactfully explores the racial issues of the civil rights-era through the nuances of a relationship between a wealthy white woman and her black chauffer.
  • ATL (Chris Robinson, 2006).^ While in office he dedicated himself to the passage of civil-rights legislation, pressing the interests not only of Blacks but also of other minorities, including the Indians and the Chinese in California.
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    ^ The idea is to focus on the absurdity of the racial climate during that era and tell a story about personal achievement through the face of it's adversity.
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    ^ Seeing a very young woman walking through kitchen in a white gown.
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    A coming of age drama set in the hip-hop culture of the modern city.
If you fly into Atlanta, you'll be touching down at the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
If you fly into Atlanta, you'll be touching down at the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

By plane

.Atlanta's principal airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport [2] ("Hartsfield-Jackson" to locals), situated about 8 miles south of downtown in Hapeville.^ Twenty two-year-old Charles Dodds had married Julia Major in Hazlehurst, Mississippi—about 35 miles (56 km) south of Jackson—in 1889.
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Hartsfield-Jackson has the coveted superlative of "Busiest Airport in the World" by passenger traffic, due chiefly to the volume of connecting flights associated with this airport being Delta's base of operations.
.Hartsfield-Jackson is largely set up as a hub airport for Delta Air Lines, with much of its traffic being transfer rather than arrival or departure traffic.^ She famously quipped "I'd rather make $700 a week playing a maid than earn $7 a day being a maid."
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The airport has a single groundside terminal, connected to 6 mid-airport concourses by underground walkways and rail transit. The concourse furthest from the terminal (concourse E) is dedicated to international flights and all immigration and customs formalities are conducted there. Passengers arriving from overseas will need to clear immigration controls, reclaim hold baggage from a baggage carousel, clear customs, check hold baggage back in, ride the underground transit to the main terminal, reclaim hold baggage again from another carousel, and finally exit the airport.
The airport offers a full range of ground transportation services, including taxicabs, airport shuttle vans, and car rental offices.
.Hartsfield-Jackson airport is also the terminus of the southern branch of the MARTA rail system (see 'Get around' below), and for travelers going to locations in downtown, midtown or northern Atlanta this forms a convenient, and at $2.00 per one-way ticket, an economical way of getting there.^ That's why we're going as far as to tell you that one of us innovated ways to eat peanuts.
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^ Worth County - Providence Cemetery - It's been believed if you go to Providence Cemetery you will see spirits walk around in the Graveyard.
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^ Rome - Berry College - CCC Road - aka Seven Bridges Road - On the northern side of Berry College, there is a road - CCC Road, when you go west, if you count the small bridges as you go over them, there are seven, turn around, count them on the way out, there are only six.
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Most MARTA stations have taxi stations to aid completion of the journey, and some hotels have free shuttles which will collect from either the airport or nearest MARTA station on telephone request.

By train

.Atlanta is served by Amtrak [3] 1-800-872-7245. Amtrak's Crescent train runs daily and serves New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans (and vice-versa).^ Their leader, Brother Jack, who witnessed the speech and the riot, recruits him and begins training him as an orator, with the intention of uniting New York's black community.
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^ Patricia Bath graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine in 1968 and completed specialty training in ophthalmology and corneal transplant at both New York University and Columbia University.
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^ Poitier left for New York City at age sixteen, serving briefly in the army.
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Southbound, the train leaves New York just before 3PM, calls at Atlanta at around 9AM and reaches New Orleans by 8PM. Northbound, the train leaves New Orleans at around 7AM, calls at Atlanta at around 8PM and reaches New York by 2PM.
In Atlanta, the Amtrak station is located at 1688 Peachtree St. N.W., which is several miles north of the airport and downtown. Unfortunately, there are no direct connections between the MARTA trains and Amtrak. However, MARTA Bus routes 23 and 110, which can be transferred at the Buckhead Station and the Arts Center Station, stop in front of the Amtrak Station. .There is no on-site parking for amtrak but Elite Parking has a surface lot which is nearby and they offer longterm parking at reasonable rates.^ WARNING - There is no trespassing on this site.
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^ Upon driving through the park, one may find that there is no fog before entering or after leaving the park, only in the park itself.
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^ Though there's no history of death in the theatre before the renovation, there are claims of a house standing in that site in the mid 1800's.
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www.eliteparking.com

By bus

.Greyhound Bus Lines [4], 1-800-229-9424, provides bus service to Atlanta from many locations throughout the United States.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ He entered the military service on July 13, 1898, during the War with Spain as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th United States Volunteer Infantry.
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.Buses arrive at and depart from the Greyhound terminal at 232 Forsyth Street, located in a less affluent neighborhood on the southern edge of the downtown area and directly beneath MARTA's Garnett Station (see 'Get around' below).^ Meeting Location: Inman Park Marta Station .
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By car

Atlanta is linked to the rest of the US by the Interstate Highway System. .The principal interstates serving the city are I-75 (serving traffic from Detroit to Florida), I-85 (connecting the Mid-Atlantic to New Orleans) and I-20 (connecting Texas to South Carolina), all of which cross through Downtown.^ His residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission.
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^ While still serving as a public school principal, Johnson studied law and became the first African American to pass the bar exam in Florida.
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^ This “third position” halted traffic in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross streets more safely.
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I-285 (commonly called the Perimeter by Atlantans, and the Atlanta Bypass on overhead signs) circles the city at a distance of about 10 miles out, crossing and connecting with all the above freeways as well as the airport.
Free real-time traffic information is available by dialing 511 anywhere in the State of Georgia.

Get around

By foot

Walking is a reasonable way to get around within pedestrian-friendly areas of Midtown, Downtown, Decatur and Virginia-Highland. If traveling outside of those areas, renting a car is highly recommended.
Look for these characteristic Marta signs
Look for these characteristic Marta signs
Atlanta is served by MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), +1 404-848-4711, [5], which operates both rapid rail and bus networks in the city of Atlanta and the counties of Fulton and Dekalb.
.For out-of-town visitors, MARTA is a convenient way to travel from the airport to all stations on its network.^ But by the time I got out African-Americans were all the way from the top down to the bottom.
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^ After traveling only seven miles from the station the train plunged into the swelled waters of Camp Creek after the train trestle had washed out minutes before.
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.Those who need to travel alone at night, however, may be better served by taking taxis, hotel buses, or renting a car, as the system often becomes empty or rowdy at nighttime, and travel may feel unsafe to those who do not know the city.^ And on several occasions, people driving across the bridge on said nights have had their cars to stop, turn off, and all electrical systems stop.
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^ If one sits on the bridge with their car turned off on the nights of April 12-14, the bridge becomes covered with fog and the couple can be heard arguing.
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Most destination stations have taxi service available for local trips.
The rail network comprises two principal lines making up a cross. .One line runs north-south across the city, while the other runs east-west.^ O'Ree was born in 1935 and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small city in coal mining region just north and east of Maine.
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.The north-south line runs from a southern terminus at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through downtown and midtown Atlanta, before splitting into two branches running north, one which terminates in north metro Atlanta at the North Springs station and the other which terminates at the Doraville station.^ Lee rallied and they straggled into their base camp two weeks later with only one dog left alive.
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^ After traveling only seven miles from the station the train plunged into the swelled waters of Camp Creek after the train trestle had washed out minutes before.
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^ U.U. Metro Atlanta North Church .
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The east-west line runs from an western terminal at Hamilton E. Holmes to an eastern terminal at Indian Creek. .The Five Points station in downtown Atlanta is the only station where passengers may change trains between the north-south and east-west lines.^ North West Point, GA 31833 .
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^ After traveling only seven miles from the station the train plunged into the swelled waters of Camp Creek after the train trestle had washed out minutes before.
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^ In the spring Peary and his men left the camp with the goal of crossing Greenland from west to east in an attempt to find the northern-most point of the island.
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Trains run from 5AM until 1AM Monday-Friday, and from 5AM until 12:30AM on weekends and holidays. Trains run on all lines every 10 minutes during peak periods, reducing to every 20 minutes on Sundays.
The bus network comprises over one hundred different bus routes, with many routes operating approximately every 20 minutes. .Bus service on some lines (generally including the most popular tourist areas) runs from 5AM until 1:30AM Monday-Friday and from 5AM until 1AM on the weekends and holidays.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ "We did a Monday to Thursday schedule, and I said, 'I'll take some classes on a Friday.'
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Breeze Card
Breeze Card
A single ride on MARTA costs $2.00. The fare includes transfers. .Single use Breeze Cards are sold in vending machines at all rail stations or at RideStores at Airport and Five Points stations.^ This device became very popular, and was used all around the USA. Morgan sold his device to the General Electric Corporation for $40,000 (a huge sum at that time).
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When starting the journey by bus, swipe the card at the fare post next to the driver. .When starting the journey by train, swipe the car at the fare gate; your cash-depleted card will now act as your transfer.^ Give up your chulo card now.
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.When transferring to a bus, give the operator your breeze card.^ Give up your chulo card now.
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When transferring to a train, swipe the transfer ticket through the reader on the turnstile.
Note for Weekend Travel: MARTA has a tendency to run slower on the weekends. Typical wait times are 30 minutes for trains and up to an hour for buses. Be sure to accommodate for this.

By taxi

It is usually possible to flag taxicabs down near tourist attractions and in Midtown and Downtown. However, calling ahead is recommended.
24-Hour Taxicab Services:
  • Checker Cab, +1 404-351-1111, [6]
Flat rates to and from the airport are listed on Hartfield-Jackson International Airport's website [7].

By car

.If MARTA Rail does not service all the areas desired, cars are the most popular form of transport to get around the sprawling city.^ This device became very popular, and was used all around the USA. Morgan sold his device to the General Electric Corporation for $40,000 (a huge sum at that time).
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To experience Atlanta's various unique neighborhoods, renting a car is recommended. Rush hour peaks around 6:30 AM-9:30 AM and 3:30 PM-6:30 PM on weekdays and often results in congestion when traveling inbound in the mornings and outbound in the afternoons. Downtown/Midtown and major shopping districts such as Buckhead can also get crowded on weekends. Most restaurants and shops in the area offer complimentary or low-cost valet services ($1-3 tip expected) and on the rare occasion where parking is scarce, public lots are usually nearby for a fee. Free road maps are available at [8]. Real-time traffic information is available from the Georgia DOT at [9] or by dialing 511 from any phone (land-line or mobile).

See

Museums

.Atlanta's top attractions form an eclectic mix that is sure to have something that appeals to everyone, and enough variety to keep the adventurous traveler busy.^ Atlanta CityPass is your ticket to eight top attractions.
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.The highest concentration of exhibits can be found in the Centennial Park Area, where Atlanta's three biggest attractions are located within two blocks of one another: World of Coca-Cola tells the history of the world’s most iconic brand, with plenty of samples to ensure understanding; across the street is the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest by volume of water, where you can swim with the biggest fish of them all, the whale shark; and the CNN Center and Studio Tour, which offers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run one of the nation’s leading news sources.^ Dorothy cooked him his favorite dinner of cold steak and cucumbers and after dinner one thing lead to another.
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^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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Those more inclined to history can visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Sweet Auburn, which includes this inspiring leader’s birthplace home, his final resting place, the church where he once gave sermons, as well as a museum and memorial dedicated to his colossal achievements. .Civil War buffs will enjoy the 100-year old Atlanta Cyclorama in nearby Grant Park, which tells the story of the Battle of Atlanta through a massive, continuous, circular painting.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ The idea is to focus on the absurdity of the racial climate during that era and tell a story about personal achievement through the face of it's adversity.
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^ The economy of the farming south had been devastated by years of civil war and the fact that the cotton and tobacco plantations could no longer (ab)use slave labor.
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.The largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the nation can be found at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, along side a large exhibit memorializing the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.^ Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History .
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^ Atlanta History Center .
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^ Atlanta History Center - Kenan Research Center .
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.Exhibits to both ancient and modern history can be found near Little Five Points at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, featuring a humbling display of the largest dinosaur ever unearthed, and the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, which is the permanent home of the former president’s Nobel Peace Prize.^ These were sold to the American Museum of Natural History and the cash used to finance future assaults on the Pole.
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^ He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Medal_of_Freedom) by President (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States) Jimmy Carter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter) in 1977.
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^ Aurora Coffee Little Five Points .
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.Those with more refined tastes can enjoy the High Museum of Art in Midtown, which displays fine art from the last two centuries, as well as modern and contemporary pieces.^ Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts - Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center .
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^ Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - Midtown .
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^ High Museum of Art .
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.And finally, Gone with the Wind aficionados can’t miss the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, which preserves the Tudor Revival mansion in Midtown where the Pulitzer Prize winning novel was written.^ Margaret Mitchell House & Museum .
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Travelers planning to visit multiple attractions may benefit from the Atlanta City Pass [10], a discount package allowing access to many of the top sights for one reduced price. The pass is valid for 9 days and includes expedited entry in some cases.

Theater

.All types of cultural experiences can be found in Atlanta, such as the Atlanta Ballet [11].^ The district court found substantial equality as to all such factors.
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.Founded in 1929, it is the oldest professional dance company in America, the largest self-supported arts organization in Georgia and the official Ballet of Georgia.^ The company was officially activated on December 30, 1943 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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^ Du Bois was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP -- the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America).
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.The company's performances combine contemporary and traditional styles with classic ballets and new choreography.^ Through her company's film division, Harpo Films, she has produced projects based on classic and contemporary literature that have garnered the highest industry honors for quality acting and production.
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Its annual season is presented at the fabulous Fox Theatre [12], including the holiday season favorite "The Nutcracker." Opera fans can enjoy the Atlanta Opera [13]. Atlanta's love affair with opera has spanned over 125 years of the city's history. Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Opera has won numerous awards both nationally and locally. How about orchestra fans? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra [14] is recognized for its creativity and innovation internationally. .It is also known as a wonderful training ground for musicians who go on to stellar careers with other orchestras.^ Musicians who have cited her as important for their own musical upbringing are among others Jeff Buckley, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige.
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Regular orchestral performances can also be caught at the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. .[15] Atlanta has one of the most impressive theater communities in the United States with more than 65 active performance groups.^ Indeed, Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other American.
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^ The following year, the Journal of Negro History appeared, one of the oldest learned journals in the United States.
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.Metro theaters present a variety of new and old works: Broadway musicals through Broadway in Atlanta [16], and Theater of the Stars [17], improvisation, southern themes, political and human issues, contemporary, classic and, of course, Shakespeare.^ Simone originally aspired to become a classical pianist, but her work covers an eclectic variety of musical styles besides her classical basis, such as jazz, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop music.
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^ Through her company's film division, Harpo Films, she has produced projects based on classic and contemporary literature that have garnered the highest industry honors for quality acting and production.
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^ When Johnson's younger brother, John Rosamond, graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1897, the two began collaborating on a musical theater.
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.Check out Alliance Theatre [18], Dad's Garage [19], Georgia Shakespeare Theatre [20], Fox Theatre [21] and Theatre in the Square.^ Dad's Garage Theatre .
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^ Dad's Garage Top Shelf Theatre .
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Architecture

Explore the city scape and enjoy the many pieces of architecture built all around Atlanta, from the skyscrapers of Midtown, to the Downtown skyline, to the houses on Highland Avenue, to the mansions of Buckhead.
Atlanta also has a few view points where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the city in Downtown. One of them is the Sundial atop Westin Peachtree. [23] .Another is the Polaris atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and there is also Nikolai's Roof [24] on top of the Hilton.^ Hyatt Regency Atlanta .
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Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team
Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team
  • Atlanta Braves and Turner Field — The Atlanta Braves' regular season takes place April through September at Turner Field in South Atlanta. Check out the Ivan Allen Jr. Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame at Turner Field, both open year-round.
  • Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome — The 1998 NFC Champions, the Atlanta Falcons, gear up each September to kick off the official season in Downtown. .The Georgia Dome has hosted numberous events including parts of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Super Bowl XXXIV, the 2006 Sugar Bowl and the annual Chic-fil-A Bowl.
  • Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Atlanta Dream at Philips Arena — Covering 4.4 acres, Philips Arena is Atlanta's state-of-the-art multi purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Downtown.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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    ^ The seminary later gained a four-acre campus in downtown Atlanta.
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    ^ College While attending Atlanta University, from which he earned his A.B. in 1894, Johnson taught for two summers in rural Hampton, Georgia.
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    The arena is home to the NBA Atlanta Hawks, the NHL Atlanta Thrashers and the new WNBA Atlanta Dream.
Centennial Olympic Park is a lasting memory of the 1996 Summer Olympics for Atlantans
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Centennial Olympic Park is a lasting memory of the 1996 Summer Olympics for Atlantans
  • Visit Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown and relax by the man-made river, splash in the Fountain of Rings on a hot summer day or go ice skating at the ice rink in the wintertime, attend a concert, and pay respects to the victims of the 1996 Olympics bombing.
  • Walk through Piedmont Park in Midtown, the largest park in Atlanta.^ The boycott lasted 382 days and brought Mrs. Parks, Dr. King, and their cause to the attention of the world.
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    .Attend the Dogwood Festival in the spring time or one of the many musical events.
  • Grant Park is the oldest city park in Atlanta and is home to Zoo Atlanta.^ When the recording session was over, Johnson presumably returned home with cash in his pocket; probably more money than he'd ever had at one time in his life.
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    Historic Oakland Cemetery, also located here, serves as the final resting place for more than 3,900 Confederate soldiers, famous Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell, golfing legend Bobby Jones, six Georgia governors and 25 Atlanta mayors.
  • In January and February, look for the city-wide celebration of visual arts with ATLart [25] and enjoy an early spring at the Southeastern Flower Show [26] held at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
  • In March, Atlanta celebrates Irish Heritage with Downtown Atlanta's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, [27] followed, in April, by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival [28] staged at Piedmont Park with children's activities, an artist market, and more.
  • The Georgia Renaissance Festival [29] allows people to experience merry olde England during the days of King Arthur.
  • Each May celebrates jazz in Atlanta, the Atlanta Jazz Festival [30] is presented at the Woodruff Arts Center and other venues.
  • In June, visitors can experience the Atlanta Film Festival. .[31] The Georgia Shakespeare Festival [32] presents plays from June through October at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University.
  • The National Black Arts Festival [33] is held during the third week in July and is the world's largest cultural celebration of African-American art.
  • The Atlanta Pride Festival [34] is an October three-day celebration held in Piedmont Park.
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography [35] promotes photography exhibitions and events citywide every October.
  • Meet the people of Atlanta while serving alongside them at a Hands On Atlanta volunteer project.^ Black culture is American culture.
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    ^ Through his poetry, novels, plays, essays, and children's books, he promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, humor, and spirituality.
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    ^ Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in baseball's major leagues.
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Buy

.Atlanta has one of the top 10 retail markets in the country, and the city's neighborhoods are a great place to find antiques, art galleries, arts and crafts stores, thrift stores and boutiques.^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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^ Atlanta Photography Group Gallery (Tula Art Center) .
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^ All Michaels Arts and Crafts Stores .
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The city's eclectic shopping neighborhoods include downtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, Virginia-Highland, Buckhead, and Midtown.
Looking for antiques and art? .The Miami Circle, [37] Street, [38] and The Galleries of Peachtree Hills [39] offer some of the best merchandise in Atlanta.^ Galleries of Peachtree Hills, The .
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.Buckhead is home to more than 1,400 retail stores.^ When the recording session was over, Johnson presumably returned home with cash in his pocket; probably more money than he'd ever had at one time in his life.
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Lenox Square [40] and Phipps Plaza [41] offer the most concentrated collection of upscale stores available anywhere in the city including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Jil Sander, Gucci, Cartier, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton. A line of stores similar to Los Angeles' Rodeo Drive will open in 2010 at Streets of Buckhead. [42] Midtown Mile [43] is a stretch of Peachtree Street in Midtown that offers street level retail shopping. It's on schedule to be complete in 2009, but many shops are currently open. Atlantic Station [44] also offers plenty of retail options.
If your interest lies in smaller, specialty, boutique or vintage stores, try Little Five Points, Virginia-Highland, and East Atlanta Village. Wax 'N Facts is a popular store in Little Five Points that actually still sells vinyl records. Bill Hallman Boutiques are also a neighborhood staple, providing fashion forward clothing for Atlanta's social set. For those not able to visit the actual stores, the retailer also sells online. [45]
Underground Atlanta is six city blocks in the heart of downtown Atlanta transformed into a spirited marketplace that offers historic guided tours and features restaurants, specialty stores, entertainment emporiums and street-cart merchants.
Street vendors are common in Downtown, especially in the Five Points neighborhood. You can also find large assortment of trade retailers at AmericasMart.
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Affordability, variety of restaurants, culinary diversity and award-winning chefs are key ingredients that earn Atlanta a place at the table with other popular culinary cities. An assortment of neighborhoods offers an array of restaurants featuring cuisine that spans the globe, serving something for every taste.

Celebrity Chefs

.During the past few years, several celebrity chefs have traveled south to call Atlanta home.^ While reporting on a victory celebration in Johannesburg, Ms. Simpson was injured during a brief melee between blacks and the South African police.
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^ For several years he was the editor of the Spider-Man comic books, during which time he first hired Peter David.
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^ Trying for the Pole Henson and Peary tried for the Pole several times over the next few years.
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Drawn to the quickly growing culinary scene, these chefs have been welcomed with open arms and some true southern hospitality.
  • Craft, 3376 Peachtree (inside The Mansion on Peachtree), +1 404 995-7580 (), [46]. .New York celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (most famous for his role as head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef) chose Atlanta as the third location for his award-winning restaurant Craft.^ As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades.
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    ^ Subsequent small film roles followed until the summer of 1938 when their manager informed them that he had booked them in the prestigious Cotton Club in New York City.
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    ^ After the win in Super Bowl XLI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XLI), Dungy became the third man to win Super Bowls both as a player and a head coach.
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    Located in Atlanta’s newest luxury gem, The Mansion on Peachtree, the menu consists of bold, a la carte American classics that use only the finest ingredients Georgia has to offer.
    $28-$48.  edit
  • Straits, 793 Juniper St, NE (corner of 5th and Juniper St NE), +1 404 877-1283, [47]. Su 11AM-3PM (brunch), Su-W 5PM-10PM; Th-Sa 5PM-11PM (dinner). Grammy Award-winning Atlanta native Chris “Ludacris” Bridges teamed up with renowned chef Chris Yeo to open Straits in the heart of Midtown. The restaurant offers traditional Singaporean cuisine with a modern twist. $29-$39.  edit
  • Maxim Prime, 110 Marietta St, NW (inside the Glenn Hotel), +1 404 469-0700 (fax: +1 404 469-0701), [48]. M-F 6:30AM-2PM (brunch), Sa-Su 8AM-2PM (breakfast) Su-Th 6PM-10PM; Sa 6PM-11PM (dinner). Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta at The Glenn Hotel, restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow and Maxim magazine’s Maxim Prime is a modern steakhouse with a seductive twist. .The lavish atmosphere and gorgeous roof-top bar provide accompaniments that are as tasty as the cuisine itself.  edit
  • Spice Market, 188 14th Street, NE (inside the W Hotel in Midtown), +1 404 549-5450, [49].^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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    .World-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten moved camp from New York to Atlanta and brought with him a new branch of this 3-star Big Apple restaurant, Spice Market.^ Geneva and the girls moved to New York.
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    ^ With college life behind him, Robeson moved to the Harlem section of New York City to attend law school, first at New York University, later transferring to Columbia University.
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    ^ Her family moved to the Harlem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem) neighborhood of New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) when she was one and a half years old.
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    Located at the W Hotel in Midtown, the restaurant features family-style Asian-infused cuisine.
    $28-$38.  edit
  • Home, 111 West Paces Ferry Rd, +1 404 869-0777 (, fax: +1 404 869-0777), [50]. Top Chef finalist Richard Blais combined traditional Southern flavors with contemporary techniques to create dishes like buttermilk pancakes with foie gras. He then departed and started "Flip Burger Botique." $31-$50.  edit

Contemporary Southern Cuisine

What better place to travel than to the heart of Atlanta to experience Southern cuisine at its finest?
  • Bacchanalia, 1198 Howell Mill Rd, +1 404 365-0410, [51]. M-Sa 6PM-close. .Ranked #1 in Atlanta by the Zagat Guide for seven years straight, Bacchnalia uses only the best organic and small-farm produce from its own Summerland Farm.^ Malcolm placated himself by using the seven-year prison sentence to further his education.
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    ^ The economy of the farming south had been devastated by years of civil war and the fact that the cotton and tobacco plantations could no longer (ab)use slave labor.
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    Chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison also received the coveted James Beard award for “Best Chef in the Southeast.”
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  • Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Road, NW, +1 770 432-2663 (), [52].^ Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter NW, Powers Ferry .
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    M-Fr 11:30AM-2:30PM (lunch), Su 10:30AM-2:30PM (brunch), M-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Su 5:30PM-9:30PM (dinner). .Tucked away along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Canoe has been recognized by Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Gourmet and The New York Times for its excellent Southern cuisine. $11-$32.^ After graduating from the school where his mother taught, Johnson spent time with relatives in Nassau and in New York before continuing with his education.
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    ^ He dropped out, spent some time in Boston, Massachusetts working various odd jobs, and then traveled to Harlem, New York where he committed petty crimes.
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    ^ The New York Times, for example, did not find it newsworthy.
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  • JCT. Kitchen & Bar, 1198 Howell Mill Rd, Ste 18 (inside Atlanta's Westside Urban Market), +1 404 355-2252, [53].^ JCT. Kitchen & Bar .
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    ^ Westside Urban Market .
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    ^ Westside Urban Market in Buckhead .
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    M-Th 11AM-2:30PM & 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-2:30PM & 5PM-11PM, Su 5PM-9PM. .Inspired by the “junction” of railroad lines near its home base, this restaurant infuses the down-home style of a country meal with the sophistication of a French bistro. $16-$29.^ As a youngster Elijah worked in the fields and on the railroad, but he left home at age 16 to travel and work at odd jobs.
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     edit
  • Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Rd (at the Aramore condos in Buckhead), +1 404 355-0321, [54]. M-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Su 5:30PM-10PM. Chef Linton Hopkins and his wife Gina run this small, family-style restaurant that features a menu sprinkled with staple Southern ingredients. The restaurant has been ranked among Atlanta’s Top 10 by Atlanta Magazine, Atlantacuisine.com and Atlanta Business Chronicle. $22-$32.  edit
  • Dogwood, 565 Peachtree St, +1 404 835-1410 (fax: +1 404 835-1414), [55]. T-F 11:30AM-2PM & 5:30PM-10PM, Sa 5:30PM-11PM (dinner). .Executive Chef Shane Touhy creates traditional American dishes that incorporate both local products and influences from the Southern region at his new restaurant, Dogwood, which has a stellar wine list and an inspired menu. $15-$31.^ Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood.
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    ^ When Johnson arrived in a new town, he would play on street corners or in front of the local barbershop or a restaurant.
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  • South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Ave, +1 404 873-7358, [56].^ South City Kitchen .
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    ^ South City Kitchen Vinings .
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    M-Th, Su 11AM-3:30PM & 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-3:30PM & 5PM-10:30PM. .Fifth Group Restaurant®’s South City Kitchen provides an accurate reflection of contemporary new Southern cuisine with a sophisticated spin.^ South City Kitchen .
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    ^ South City Kitchen Vinings .
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    .The restaurant is consistently recognized for its award-winning food, wine list and service including being listed in the top 10 of Atlanta’s best 100 restaurants by Jezebel Magazine as well as Best Restaurant in Midtown by Atlanta Magazine.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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    ^ As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades.
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    A new location recently opened in Vinings GA, northwest of the city.
    $15-$28.  edit

Atlanta Dining Landmarks

Be sure to check out these classic Atlanta icons.
  • Pittypat's Porch, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd, +1 404 525-8228 (fax: +1 404 524-0471), [57]. M-Su 5PM-close. Experience the Hollywood glamour of Southern belles and fancy gentlemen at this restaurant named after Scarlett O’Hara’s hospitable aunt in Atlanta’s own Gone with the Wind. $10-$30.  .'eat', 'Atlanta');return false;" title="click to edit Pittypat's Porch">edit
  • Dante's Down the Hatch, 3380 Peachtree Rd, NE, +1 404 266-1600, [58].^ Dante's Down the Hatch .
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    M-Su 4PM daily. .A Buckhead fondue spot with a nautical theme, live crocodiles and jazz performances six nights a week.  edit
  • The Varsity, [59].^ In the 1980s Simone performed regularly at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London, where the album Live At Ronnie Scott's was recorded in 1984.
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    .Established in 1928, The Varsity is the world’s largest drive-in restaurant and serves greasy chili dogs and locally renowned frosted orange drinks.  edit
  • The Sun Dial, [60].^ Drew also established the American Red Cross blood bank, of which he was the first director, and he organized the world's first blood bank drive, nicknamed "Blood for Britain".
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    ^ Sun Dial Restaurant .
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    Located 723 feet above downtown Atlanta, this revolving restaurant gives a 360 degree view of the city and serves excellent entrees, wine and desserts.  edit
  • R.Thomas Deluxe Grille, [61]. With its trademark windmills, bells, birds, lush plants, and Peachtree St. location, it is hard to miss this fixture of the Atlanta dining scene. This is probably the only restaurant in town where a vegan and a burger lover can eat together and both be happy. Favorites - the grilled-not-fried wings, the french toast, and all the smoothies.  edit

Fast Food Chains

Atlanta is home to the headquarters of restaurant chains such as Waffle House [62], Chick-Fil-A [63], and Arby's [64].

Drink

Coca-Cola

In much of the South, and particularly in Atlanta, all soft drinks are referred to as "Coke." Due to the ubiquitous advertisements and broad popularity of the product, Coca-Cola has transformed the modern southern colloquial for anything carbonated into simple "Coke." .If you sit down and order a "Coke," expect to be asked "what kind?"^ "It wasn't like he was sitting us down and giving us a set of rules and [saying], 'You have to do this and you have to do that.'
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This odd cultural practice is maintained even to the illogical extreme of ordering a Pepsi by saying "I'll have a Coke...a Pepsi please." .The epicenter of this peculiar practice is Atlanta of course, because the world headquarters for Coca-Cola are downtown.^ World of Coca Cola .
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Sweet tea

A true staple of southern culture, sweet tea can be found at almost any restaurant in Atlanta. In most places an order for "tea" will be assumed to mean "sweet tea"; hot or unsweetened tea need to asked for specifically. A popular variant to a glass of sweet tea is an arnold-palmer, a half and half mix of iced tea (either sweetened or unsweetened) and lemonade, named after the famous golfer who popularized it. "Arnold-palmer" is a bit of a tongue twister, so ordering a "half iced tea and lemonade" is common.
Unique bars, restaurants and shops abound in the Little Five Points neighborhood
Unique bars, restaurants and shops abound in the Little Five Points neighborhood
.With fun and unique attractions, renowned restaurants and top-of-the-line hotel experiences, Atlanta keeps the party going from day to night.^ The device was used in restaurants, hotels and office buildings, holding items securely and allowing owners of items to keep the from getting misplaced or accidentally taken by others.
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^ Atlanta CityPass is your ticket to eight top attractions.
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.With chic style in Buckhead, alternative scene in Little Five Points, a casual atmosphere in Virginia-Highland and a trendy vibe in Midtown, Atlanta nightlife suits every style of letting loose.^ Aurora Coffee Little Five Points .
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^ Little Five Points Community Center .
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^ Little Five Points .
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Since each district has so many options, you will want to visit each discrict article for a more detailed listing.
Buckhead is still the most popular nightlife district for locals and out-of-towners alike. .Andrews cafe [65] and Aiko Lounge [66] are among the most popular dance clubs in Buckhead among 20's and 30's singles, while an older crowd can be seen at the Beluga Martini Bar.^ East Andrews Cafe & Bar .
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The Buckhead clientele is mostly of an upscale crowd, so be sure to dress to impress.
.Midtown is the spot if you're looking for the urban vibe with diverse a crowd of 20's and 30's, many of them are college students, locals, transplants from out of state and foreign countries.^ The whole "jungle" aspect of it is interesting.:grin: Look, I already told you you're never gonna have this, no tappy for you.
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^ Arkady Rossovich 02-13-2008, 08:31 PM Look, I already told you you're never gonna have this, no tappy for you.
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^ He sponsored new construction projects at many of Virginia's colleges and universities, mental health facilities, and state parks.
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This is also a gay and lesbian friendly area.
Downtown has a few options for nightlife as well. Many of the Downtown watering holes can be found in Kenny's Alley [67] in Underground. .The Fairlie-Poplar district has a few neighborhood bars as well.^ Fairlie - Poplar District .
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.Stats [68] is an ideal sports bar to watch a game located near Centennial Olympic Park.^ Centennial Olympic Park .
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Other popular clubs throughout the city include The Masquerade [69] and MJQ Concourse. All areas of the city also have plenty of pubs and taverns, such as Fado Irish Pub Fado [70] in Buckhead, Shakespeare Tavern Shakespeare Tavern [71] in Midtown, and Highland Tap Highland Tap [72] in Virginia-Highland.
.If you like country line-dancing, you can head out of the city and into the suburbs and check out Wild Bills [73] in Duluth.^ Mar-2009 08:22 abwubudoxmahac Bill had on you like a shuddering hentai tentacle porn gasp from herlips.
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Sleep

See the Districts articles for more listings.
Most of Atlanta's major hotels are located downtown between Five Points and Midtown in area with a name that is easy to remember: the Hotel District. .The district is in the heart of Atlanta's economic and political center and is within walking distance to many of the major tourist attractions, including the Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the CNN Center.^ World of Coca Cola .
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^ Centennial Olympic Park .
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^ Georgia World Congress Center .
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Rapidly growing Midtown, the center of Atlanta's business district as well as many high-rise luxury condos is nearby many museums and theaters. .If you're looking for boutique hotels that are near a thriving urban setting, Midtown may be the area for you.^ The whole "jungle" aspect of it is interesting.:grin: Look, I already told you you're never gonna have this, no tappy for you.
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^ Arkady Rossovich 02-13-2008, 08:31 PM Look, I already told you you're never gonna have this, no tappy for you.
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Once the heart of Atlanta's nightlife, Buckhead is still home to several upscale hotels, which are close to the area's shopping and dining districts.

Stay safe

Despite Atlanta's reputation, the city is not as dangerous as many perceive it to be. .The crime rate has dropped during the late 1990s and 2000s, and has reached a near 40 year low in 2005. In the past, Atlanta was ranked in the top three for U.S. cities with the highest crime rates repeatedly for many consecutive years, but since 2005 the city's ranking has been off the top 10. Still, precautions should still be taken as in any other major city, such as not traveling alone at night, and being aware of which neighborhoods and areas are more prone to crime.^ Now in his 14th year providing expert pet containment services in Atlanta area, Philip and family enjoy running Georgia's top Pet Stop® dealership.  .
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^ Eventually, as more major cities began wiring their streets for electric lighting, Latimer was dispatched to lead the planning team.
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^ Since then, Sabrina has taken up interior design but is still acting.
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In Atlanta, the Southwest and Southeast area have reported the most incidents of crime. .Also to note, statistics indicate that 2006 and 2007 were two consecutive years of an increase in overall crime citywide, but the current rate is still lower than in the not-too-distant past.^ In 1895, a twenty-year-old Carter entered Douglass High School, where he received his diploma in less than two years.
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It should be noted that much of the crime is drug-related and out of sight so long as you are not in low-income areas. Outside of the perimeter, the crime rates are significantly lower (except perhaps in Dekalb County). .Muggings are rare, even at night, and as a tourist/visitor to the city, you should be very safe.^ In Samuel Charters' Robert Johnson, the author quotes Shines as saying: "Robert was a very friendly person, even though he was sulky at times, you know.
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  • Local Calls: Atlanta area codes are 770, 404, and 678. All 10 digits of the phone number are required when making local calls.
  • Directory Assistance: dial 411.

Get out

Inside the Perimeter

In Atlanta vernacular, "ITP" refers to everything inside I-285 which makes a loop around the city's far edges. A few cities, which are distinct from Atlanta proper, also reside ITP.
  • Decatur is easily mistaken for an in-town neighborhood of Atlanta , but is in fact the largest of Atlanta's neighbors and sits a quick 15 minutes east on Dekalb Ave. .Decatur has retained its small city feel and relaxed pace, despite its proximity to the giant metropolis.
  • East Point is home to a many well known hip-hop and R&B groups as well as a burgeoning fine arts community, and is located south-west of Atlanta's neighborhoods.
  • College Park is a small town south of East Point and adjacent to Hapeville and the airport in South Atlanta.
Picnic next to some exposed granite?</span><span class=^ O'Ree was born in 1935 and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small city in coal mining region just north and east of Maine.
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^ All this was only known to a small group of intimates, and kept out of public view for many years, until the biography Break Down And Let It All Out written by Sylvia Hampton and David Nathan revealed this secret in 2004.
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^ In the spring Peary and his men left the camp with the goal of crossing Greenland from west to east in an attempt to find the northern-most point of the island.
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Picnic next to some exposed granite? Anyone?
Many towns in the greater Atlanta area reside "OTP" but remain closely associated with the city.
.
  • Marietta is half an hour north-west on I-75 and home to Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum and Six Flags White Water.
  • Kennesaw is just beyond Marietta on I-75 and is home to a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
  • Stone Mountain is one of Georgia's most unique attractions, and is just half an hour to the east.^ One of Hughes' finest essays appeared in the Nation in 1926, entitled "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".
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    ^ However, some of their most notable contributions and sacrifices came during the Civil War.
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    ^ O'Ree was born in 1935 and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small city in coal mining region just north and east of Maine.
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    .Visitors can hike up the mountain or take a cable car to the top.
  • Austell is half an hour to the west and is home to Six Flags Over Georgia.^ White Water Park - Six Flags Over Georgia White Water Park .
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    ^ Six Flags Over Georgia .
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    Goliath, the tallest roller coaster in the Southeast, can be found here.
  • Helen — A mountain town created to resemble an Alpine village. Popular in the fall for viewing autumn leaves, and the largest and longest Oktoberfest in the Southeast. Also neaby is Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls, as well as Sautee-Nacoochee Valley.
  • Dahlonega — Once the location of Georgia's own gold rush. Visit the Dahlonega Gold Museum and try your luck finding some of your own gold. .Also located in Dahlonega is Wolf Mountain Vineyards [74], which offers a perfect get-away to taste award winning wines and enjoy a beautiful scenery.^ Wolf Mountain Vineyard .
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    .The vineyards and winery provide the perfect setting for Sunday brunch, café lunch, and gourmet dinners.
  • Savannah — A 4 hour drive, but well worth it.^ Lunch kim kardashian playboy pics hour was almost over a soft.I didnt want things to dinner kim kardasian nude with asmile.
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    .The downtown is a historical district with many parks, squares, and historic architecture.
  • Hampton — Home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway, an 870-acre racing complex hosting NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series events in March and October.^ Atlanta Motor Speedway .
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    .In addition to the race weekend, the facility hosts events ranging from driving schools, Thursday Thunder Legends racing, Friday Night Drags, Car Shows and many others.
  • Chatahoochee River Fun — Sixteen recreation areas along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River [75] have been designed to conserve the river and provide outdoor entertainment for the whole family.^ Maxx Family Fun Entertainment Center .
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    .In addition, the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell offers education environmental programs, canoe trips and other recreational activities.
  • Outdoor Adventure Club of the South — Atlanta's premiere outdoor adventure and social club.^ Outdoor Activity Center .
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    ^ Chattahoochee Nature Center .
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    .OAC South [76] offers dozens of outdoor and social events around the metro Atlanta area every month.^ Metro Atlanta area .
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    Hiking, biking, backpacking, climbing, water sports, and more.
  • Lake Lanier Islands — The closet beach to Atlanta can be found at Lake Lanier Islands Resort [77], with its lakefront beaches, water park, golf courses, boating, spas, and more.
  • Chateau Elan Winery and Resort — Chateau Elan [78], a 16th-century-styled French retreat, is just 30 minutes north of Atlanta and has a festive atmosphere that encourages guests to tour the vineyards, visit the winery, have lunch at a sidewalk café and play a round of golf.
  • Barnsley Garden Resort — Barnsley Garden Resort [79] is a beautiful hotel and resort in Adairsville, Georgia with lush gardens, cabins and a Zagat-rated golf course.
  • Callaway Gardens — Located in Pine Mountain, Georgia Callaway Gardens [80] is a premier vacation spot with tons of activities for the entire family.
Routes through Atlanta
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This is a usable article. .It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels.^ The device was used in restaurants, hotels and office buildings, holding items securely and allowing owners of items to keep the from getting misplaced or accidentally taken by others.
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Atlanta
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  1. The capital and largest city of the State of Georgia, USA.

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Atlanta f.
  1. Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta f.
  1. Atlanta, GA

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Sorbeoconcha
Subordo: Hypsogastropoda
Infraordo: Littorinimorpha
Superfamilia: Pterotracheoidea
Familia: Atlantidae
Genus: Atlanta
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