Atlanta Race Riot: A journey through the city’s history

It was the turn of the twentieth century. Crowds gathered on the streets of downtown in fall. Tensions ran high as racial problems came to a boiling point, leading to the once blood soaked streets that we now use to guide our way through campus daily.

The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot marked an event in the past that changed the dynamics of racial relationships in the south, and the history of the riot a part of each students stomping ground in the university. Professor Cliff Kuhn led a walking tour of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, which took place from Sept. 22-24, to show the hidden historical gems that are right under our noses on campus.
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