AJC Decatur Book Festival

Visit the staff of the New Georgia Encyclopedia during the AJC Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend! You'll find us at the Humanities Pavilion, along with staff from Georgia Humanities.
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Hank Aaron (b. 1934)

"Hammerin' Hank" Aaron, a player for the Atlanta Braves, hit 755 home runs, a record that stood unchallenged until 2007, during his

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Alfredo Barili (1854-1935)

In 1880 the Italian-born pianist Alfredo Barili became the first professional musician to move to

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Masters Tournament

First played in 1934, the Masters Tournament is one of golf's four "major" events, alongside the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.

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Zell Miller (1932-2018)

Zell Miller played a significant role in Georgia politics during the last half of the twentieth century, serving as mayor,

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Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries