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AJC Newspaper Photograph Exhibit in Library North

David Duke, Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, salutes a fiery cross at an annual Stone Mountain gathering ca. 1975. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive.

SOUTHERN LIGHT:  Selections from The Atlanta Journal – Constitution Newspaper Photographic Archives is on display until April 29th, 2011, on the first floor of Georgia State University’s Library North building.  The exhibit helps publicize the new database in Special Collections which is searchable by GSU students, faculty and others and which consists of over 76,400 terms representing about 300,000 prints recently donated by the AJC to the Georgia State University Library.  Included in this gift are an additional 7 million negatives which will be indexed within the next few years.

The topics displayed (politics, civil rights, buildings, transportation, and sports) represent subjects popular with researchers and newspaper readers.


Senator John F. Kennedy campaigning for U.S. President at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport, 1960. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive.
Hartsfield Airport, ca. 1981, has been the busiest airport in the world since 1999, serving 88 million passengers per year. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive.