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Atlanta Studies is an open access, digital publication of the Atlanta Studies Network that features work from scholars, writers, artists, and activists who are writing the next chapters in our city’s story. 

"Old habits die hard. In recent days, discussions over the relevance of “lost cause” symbols have flooded social media and news outlets with discourse over 'heritage or hate.'"



Twenty years have passed since Atlanta became an Olympic city. Former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr and Maurice Hobson speak about how Atlanta prepared for the games, race relations and the Olympic legacy as the city gets ready to host another large sporting event: the 2019 Super Bowl. 

 Maurice Hobson shares how Outkast's single "Git Up, Git Out" from their debut album "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" offers a window into how Atlanta's African American community responded to the changes from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.