Tag: Atlanta

“Come Out Slugging!”

“Come Out Slugging!”

Rachel Gelfand

This article chronicles the formation of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) and its creative grassroots activism from 1972 to 1975. Studying ALFA offers a critical window into how lesbian feminists were envisioning political organizing, coalition building, and sports in the New South. ALFA utilized radical strategies learned in prior movements, from antiwar to civil rights activism, to create a lesbian feminist politic in Little Five Points, Atlanta. Drawing on oral histories, this essay studies ALFA activism to challenge media coverage of lesbian and gay life, pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), utilize the “softball strategy,” and build regional networks through the Great Southeast Lesbian Conference.

Things That Don’t Fit

Things That Don’t Fit

Joseph Crespino
Cyclorama

Cyclorama

Daniel Judt
They Didn’t Put That on the Huntley-Brinkley! A Vagabond Reporter Encounters the New South (Review)

They Didn’t Put That on the Huntley-Brinkley! A Vagabond Reporter Encounters the New South (Review)

Ferrel Guillory

As luck would have it, Hunter James began his employment at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the same day that Ralph McGiIl, the newspaper's celebrated columnist, won a Pulitzer Prize. With excitement all around and his mind pondering the McGiIl legend, James had difficulty completing his assigned task of rewriting civic club announcements. It was not the only time from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s that the author found himself somewhat out of sync with events swirling in the South.

Driving Dixie Down: Removing the Confederate Flag from Southern State Capitals: An Excerpt

Driving Dixie Down: Removing the Confederate Flag from Southern State Capitals: An Excerpt

James Forman Jr.
Southern Culture at the Crossroads: Presenting the South at the Centennial Olympic Games

Southern Culture at the Crossroads: Presenting the South at the Centennial Olympic Games

George Holt
And the Dead Shall Rise: An Overview

And the Dead Shall Rise: An Overview

Steve Oney
From Smiles to Miles: Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and Southern Hospitality

From Smiles to Miles: Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and Southern Hospitality

Drew Whitelegg
“The South Got Something to Say”: Atlanta’s Dirty South and the Southernization of Hip-Hop America

“The South Got Something to Say”: Atlanta’s Dirty South and the Southernization of Hip-Hop America

Darren E. Grem
Your Dekalb Farmers Market: Food and Ethnicity in Atlanta

Your Dekalb Farmers Market: Food and Ethnicity in Atlanta

Tore C. Olssen
Tara, the O’Haras, and the Irish Gone With the Wind

Tara, the O’Haras, and the Irish Gone With the Wind

Geraldine Higgins
“A Mind-Opening Influence of Great Importance”: Arthur Raper at Agnes Scott College

“A Mind-Opening Influence of Great Importance”: Arthur Raper at Agnes Scott College

Clifford M. Kuhn