Championing Juneteenth in Changing Times

I didn't learn about Juneteenth in elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. It wasn't taught in American history classes which included the Revolutionary War, the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Transcontinental Railroad, both World Wars, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and even the Cold War. Our textbooks didn't include anything about …

Atlanta’s turbulent relationship with historic preservation

If you're from Atlanta, you've heard the jokes. Atlanta loves to tear down history and build new or just make everything parking.In 1959, Atlanta literally razed a 80 year old, 7 story building to build a parking deck which still stands today, 61 years later. The Kimball House was built in 1885 to replace the …

Tourist In My Own City

Piedmont Park in the fall

Anyone that knows me can tell you I am a lover of art, music and movies. Above all, I absorb history. I read encyclopedias and books about president as a child. I’ve been called “Sravipedia” before, and I play trivia with friends almost every week, and usually win! Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ocean…

20 years later: How The Centennial Olympics Transformed On-Campus Housing at Georgia Tech

Aug 15, 2016 | Atlanta, GA Can you believe it's been 20 years since the Olympics came to Atlanta? I can't, AND if you're an undergrad at Georgia Tech, chances are you weren't even alive when our campus was the Olympic Village. Although it has been 20 years since the 1996 Olympics, Atlanta will have legacies …