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From the early 1960s to the present, perhaps no college town in America has changed as much as Athens, Georgia. Over the course of 50 years, the city experienced desegregation at all levels of education, encountered all types of activism and demonstrations, and established an unparalleled music scene that still flourishes. Beginning in the 1980s, University of Georgia athletic teams began winning national championships and continue to do so, the 1996 Olympics came to Athens, and the downtown district is no longer a retail center but a 24-hour central city with more restaurants, bars, and eclectic shops than one can count. Athens is no longer the sleepy, small college town it once was, but truly "the Classic City" in every sense of the name.
ISBN: 9781467112369
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 156
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Freelance journalist Patrick Garbin is considered perhaps the foremost historian on University of Georgia football. He has authored six books on the subject, maintains the About Them Dawgs! Blawg, and has contributed articles and research to a number of media outlets, magazines, and newspapers. Garbin, who was born in Athens and graduated from the University of Georgia, currently lives in the Athens area with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Trip and Rebecca.
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