Today, May 22...

In Georgia History

FDR Spoke in Atlanta

In the middle of the Depression, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Atlanta to give the commencement address for Oglethorpe University. More than 4,000 people attended his speech in the Fox Theatre. This would be Roosevelt’s last major...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Father Trying to Help Stop Raiding

Eliza Frances Andrews wrote in her diary of her father trying to intervene with a Union officer to help stop raiding on plantations. “No visitors all day, except two of father’s country friends who came in to dinner. In the...
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In Their Own Words

Inheritance Policy Debated

As recorded by the Earl of Egmont in his journal of Trustee proceedings, much of this day’s meeting was devoted to debating the Tail [or Tale] Male policy, which if strictly enforced, would not permit female inheritance of the land...
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