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Educating the Urban New South…with a Wry Twist

Like the red-headed stepchild whose history it tells, Dr. Merl E. Reed’s Educating the Urban New South:  Atlanta and the Rise of Georgia State University, 1913-1969 came into being only through the remarkable ingenuity and persistence of its author.  After … Continue reading

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GSU Institutional History Highlights Founders & “Firsts”

Do you know who our first female graduate and faculty member was?  Can you name one of the young people who tried to integrate our school in 1956?  Who was our first African American student? Dr. David Smith, Jr. has … Continue reading

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Moore’s Ford Bridge Lynching Photo Discovery

A cache of 32 photographs taken shortly after the 1946 Moore’s Ford Bridge Lynching in Walton County, Georgia has been recently discovered by Tim Crimmins, a Georgia State University history professor. Dr. Crimmins was surveying the Atlanta Journal and Constitution … Continue reading

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Georgia’s Red-Headed Stepchild Comes of Age

Georgia State students on Ivy Street (Kell Hall entrance), 1946

Georgia State University: you’ve come a long way, baby! From a commuter night school in downtown Atlanta specializing in adult education for local businessmen to a fully accredited urban research university with satellite campuses and dormitories for the most diverse … Continue reading

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