For years in Southern courtrooms, whites accused of violence against blacks were almost always acquitted. It happened again 56 years ago this month in Georgia, but this time with a different ending. Dr. Deaton takes a look back at a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement–and how the federal government responded under the newly-created Civil Rights Act of 1964.
With Major League Baseball’s announcement this week of a shortened season beginning in July, Dr. Deaton looks back at other events in history before COVID-19 that caused sports fans to cry in their beer.
In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton takes a look at the controversial history behind Georgia’s Stone Mountain.
This Dispatch looks at the long history of protest and civil unrest, peaceful and violent, in American history, from the colonial period through the present.
This Dispatch looks at the life, death, and historical after-life of this controversial Georgia figure and Declaration of Independence signer, who fought Georgia’s most famous duel 243 years ago this week.