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In Georgia History

Maynard Jackson Born

Atlanta politician Maynard Jackson was born in Dallas, TX. Jackson was the nephew of famed opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs, who sang at his inauguration as mayor in 1974. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he was admitted at age...
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In Their Own Words

Boltzius Impressed with Oglethorpe

Lutheran minister Johann Martin Boltzius was duly impressed with the apparent religious motivation of James Oglethorpe, who had delayed his planned trip to England to personally assist in the settlement of the Salzburger emigrants: “Although Mr. Oglethorpe had planned to...
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