This Day in Georgia History
December 22, 1886
Henry Grady Delivered New South Speech
Henry Grady delivered his famous “New South” speech in New York to the New England Society. Quotations from the speech, such as its beginning words - “There was a South of slavery and secession; that South is dead. There is a South of union and freedom; that South, thank God, is living, breathing, growing every hour.” - brought nationwide acclaim to Grady.