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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.

Henry Grady Delivered New South Speech View large image
Source: Photo: Ed Jackson