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In Georgia History

Lowery Received Presidential Medal of Freedom

In a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama honored long time Atlanta civil rights activist Joseph Lowery with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest national honor awarded to civilians.
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In Their Own Words

Soldier Wrote Wife on Dealing with Slaves

A Georgia soldier with the Confederate army in Atlanta wrote home to his wife with instructions on how to deal with their slaves, and describing the challenging conditions under which he was living. The first part shows the contradictory type...
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