Stories of Life in Georgia

A Project of the Digital Library of Georgia and the New Georgia Encyclopedia

"Covers Dixie Like the Dew"

"Covers Dixie Like the Dew"

A History of Newspaper Journalism in Georgia

Since their inception in 1763, newspapers in Georgia have printed a first draft of the history of the state and its people. More than just a mirror of society, print

The New South and the New Slavery

The New South and the New Slavery

Convict Labor in Georgia

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Georgia's convicts were leased to private companies that forced them to perform backbreaking labor under brutal conditions. Reformers

Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

1912-2020

Throughout the fall of 1912 in Forsyth County, white “night riders” terrorized and attacked their Black neighbors until nearly all 1,098 of them had fled. The county